LORAIN — A woman charged with attempting to set her ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend on fire in June allegedly threatened the man Monday, according to a police report.
Sandra Gaddy, 57, of the 2600 block of Ashland Ave., was charged with attempted aggravated arson and felonious assault in May. She was indicted Sept. 26 for theft and assault charges stemming from the June incident.
On June 11, Gaddy’s ex-boyfriend, John Whitfield, reported that Gaddy was waiting outside his home. When Whitfield’s 35-year-old girlfriend left the home, Gaddy reportedly yelled, “(Expletive), don’t run,” and chased her to her vehicle, which was parked on the street.
The woman told police Gaddy threw a cup of gasoline on her and attempted to light her on fire with a cigarette lighter. The woman fled into Whitfield’s home before Gaddy could light it, the report said.
Gaddy then allegedly stole the woman’s keys, cell phone and purse, which were in the car, and fled the scene.
Police said the alleged victim smelled of gasoline and the car Gaddy was driving contained a cigarette lighter and a plastic cup of what appeared to be gasoline.
Whitfield reported another recent incident involving Gaddy on Monday.
According to a police report, Gaddy called Whitfield and left a message saying, “I’ll sell my soul to the devil and (expletive) you up.”
Police recommended that Whitfield follow up with the prosecutor for additional charges against Gaddy, who is awaiting trial. Whitfield told police it has been more than a year since he dated Gaddy.