A Marietta man accused of setting a man on fire in East Donegal Township Sunday night is facing attempted homicide charges.
According to police reports, 34-year-old Jeremy S. Hostetter was involved in an argument with Marlin Dyer, 57, at a home located along the first block of South Porter Street in Marietta.
Hostetter allegedly threatened to burn down Dyer’s home before leaving the property.
Authorities say Dyer followed Hostetter to North Decatur Street where another confrontation took place.
During the argument Hostetter doused Dyer with an accelerant and used a lighter to set fire to him, police said.
According to reports, witnesses helped extinguish the blaze and contacted 911.
Dyer was flown to John Hopkins Bayview Burn Unit in Baltimore where he is listed in critical condition.
Hostetter is charge with criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault and arson.