JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – A Johnson City man charged with attempted murder for allegedly setting a man on fire appeared in a Jonesborough courtroom.
Witnesses told officers 34-year-old Anthony Keown dragged the victim out of a Montgomery Street home and into a neighbor’s yard before pouring rubbing alcohol on him and setting him on fire.
Investigators said 47-year-old Gerald Baug suffered severe burns across 27% of his body.
He is listed in fair or stable condition at a burn center in North Carolina.
Keown was appointed an attorney and his bond was set at $100,000 on the condition of DNA testing.
His next court date was set for June 26.