Longview man wakes to find legs on fire - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

Longview man wakes to find legs on fire

Posted: Updated:
Jeremy Kellum Jeremy Kellum
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

A Longview man was set on fire while he slept on Saturday after arguing with a friend.

Raymond Hellwig of Alpine Dr in Longview told police that he woke up on Saturday morning experiencing intense leg pain. Hellwig said that he looked down at his feet and saw that his pants and legs were on fire. He was able to get his pants off and extinguish the blaze.

Hellwig stated that he engaged in an argument earlier in the day with his roommate, Jeremy Kellum. Kellum made threats to come back to the house and burn the residence down.

A third roommate, Donnie Mayo, told police that he witnessed Kellum put lighter fluid on Hellwig's pant legs and then light them on fire. Following the assault, the suspect fled into a wooded area outside the house.

Mayo jumped out of bed and helped Hellwig extinguish the fire.

Hellwig was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center with second degree burns on both legs and on his hands and arms. He was then transferred to the Parkland Hospital Burn Unit in Dallas.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved

Powered by WorldNow

West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
publicfile@kltv.com
903-597-5588
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.