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Court records: Man accused of trying to set wife ablaze in Carrollwood had ether in the car

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Deputies found ether after attack

A Wesley Chapel man accused of trying to set his wife ablaze, but badly burning himself instead, dropped a steak knife and an ax handle as he chased her outside her apartment earlier this month, records released Tuesday show.

After Hillsborough County deputies responded to the Feb. 6 incident at the Countrywood Apartments in Carrollwood, they said they found a gas canister and duct tape in the car that the man, Matthew Wong, 50, was driving. A search warrant affidavit filed Tuesday shows they also found a bottle of ether.

Deputies said Wong, who is estranged from his wife, Gloria Davis, sought to ambush her.

But he burned himself as he chased her and spilled gas.

Court records: Man accused of trying to set wife ablaze in Carrollwood had ether in the car 02/14/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:02am]
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