. File photo The Wichita Eagle
. File photo The Wichita Eagle

Crime & Courts

Man lights fire near 1-year-old during domestic fight, police say

By Nichole Manna


December 07, 2017 08:00 AM

A Garden City man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a fight with his girlfriend Tuesday, police said.

The man, identified by police as 26-year-old Esteban Martinez, pushed the 34-year-old woman into a wall, causing her head to hit it. He’s accused of a lighting a fire near her 1-year-old child, police said in a news release.

The woman was able to leave the home, in the 4100 block of East Highway 50, grab the child and escape to a local hospital. The child is OK, police said.

Martinez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated arson.

One person was hurt and dozens were evacuated from a fire near 21st and Oliver Wednesday night. Video by Stan Finger


Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna