Johnson City man accused of setting man on fire appears in court

Anthony James Keown (Source: Washington County Sheriff's Office)

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.

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