A Finney County man has been arrested on an attempted murder allegation after police say he assaulted his wife then lit a fire in their home, endangering a 1-year-old child.
Local police arrested Esteban Martinez, 26, 4101 E. U.S. Highway 50, Wednesday on allegations of attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated arson.
At about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers made contact with a 34-year-old woman who said she was pushed into a wall by Martinez, causing her head to hit the wall. Police say Martinez then allegedly lit a fire in “close proximity” to a 1-year-old child. The female reportedly fled the residence with the child and was treated for minor injuries at St. Catherine Hospital.
Police say the child was unharmed. Officers attempted to make contact with Martinez after the incident but were unable to locate him until Wednesday.