BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – A Belleville man is charged after allegedly tying up his wife in the bathroom, holding a knife to her throat and dousing the home with lighter fluid.

Robert Jones, III, 33,  has been charged with attempted aggravated arson, aggravated restraint and domestic battery.

Police say he used extension cords and clothing to tie up his wife, but she managed to get free and get help from a neighbor.

Jones later turned himself in at the St. Clair County Jail. He’s held on $50,000 bond.


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