Deputies arrest man accused of setting woman and girl on fire

Consepcion Rascon Jr. / El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Consepcion Rascon Jr. / El Paso County Sheriff's Office

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Deputies have arrested a man accused of setting a woman, girl, and car on fire earlier this week.

Consepcion Rascon Jr., 36, is being held without bond. He was wanted for two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree arson, child abuse, and domestic violence.

The charges stem from an incident Sunday in Stratmoor Hills. Deputies said Rascon got into an argument with a woman in a car. He then threw an accelerant on the woman, ignited a fire, and left, according to deputies. A 14-year-old girl who was also in the car was burned as she tried to put out the fire.

A relative of Rascon, 38-year-old Tonya Harrison, was arrested Wednesday. She is charged with accessory to attempted murder for assisting Rascon, according to deputies.

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