Police Investigating Attempted Murder

The Longview police and fire departments are investigating what they say is a bizarre case of attempted murder.

An officer noticed a small fire in a wooded lot Saturday afternoon at H.G. Mosley and Highway 80. He found a man lying on the ground beaten and burned on his back. The victim was treated and released from a hospital, but investigators believe someone assaulted him, then deliberately set the fire.

Amy Tatum, reporting.