Update: Man Who Allegedly Set Ex-Girlfriend on Fire Turns Himself In

Twenty-five-year-old Morgan Elijah Yarbrough of Powder Springs allegedly doused a former girlfriend in gasoline, then set her on fire at the BP gas station on Barrett Parkway.

Updated: 5:40 p.m.

The Powder Springs man who allegedly set his ex-girlfriend on fire inside her vehicle at a BP gas station in Kennesaw Wednesday morning has turned himself in, said Sgt. Dana Pierce of the Cobb County Police.

Morgan Elijah Yarbrough, 25, of Powder Springs, turned himself in at the Cobb County Police Department at about 3 p.m. today, about 13 hours after police say he got in an argument with a former girlfriend, doused her with gasoline from one of the pumps at the 575 Ernest Barrett Parkway gas station, then ignited it.

Yarbrough then fled in a black 2007 Dodge Charger R/T with the Georgia tag AXC 8713, said Pierce.

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of "severe burns to her body," said Pierce.

Yarbrough has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and arson, all felony charges.

Jessie May 12, 2011 at 03:45 AM
The girl was actually one of my friends and co-worker please keep her in prayers
nicole bass May 12, 2011 at 02:23 PM
This fine young lady is a great person. She has a Master's Degree in Education. She works great with kids. She is my best friend. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. To all the people out there that's in an abusive relationship, please get out now. So this would not happen to you.


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