Man arrested for attacking woman and burning her clothes

Mercer County
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A man has been arrested for malicious wounding after officers said he attacked a woman and burned her clothes. 

Timothy Vestal was arrested on August 15 and charged with malicious wounding and attempt to commit arson. 

On July 7, Officers responded to a home on Acuff Road in Rock. When they arrived they found a woman who told them Vestal hit her with a table leg several times and then burned her clothes in the backyard. The woman told officers Vestal became angry when she refused to give him money. 

According to court documents, officers found a white wooden table leg in the home and several pieces of burned clothing in the backyard. 

Vestal remains the in Southern Regional Jail. 

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