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Man suspected of threatening to light another man on fire

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MORROW COUNTY, Ore. -- A suspect is in jail tonight, after police say he threatened to set another man on fire.

Morrow County Sheriff's say it happened Tuesday just after noon at a home on Meadowbrook Lane near Lexington.

They believe Michael Stahl was attacked by Russ John Hickerson. Sheriffs say Hickerson, 52 of Heppner, threw gasoline on Stahl and threatened to light it. They also say he threatened to kill Stahl with a handgun.

Stahl was able to stop Hickerson from firing the gun. Hickerson was arrested for attempted aggravated murder, attempted assault and menacing. He was booked in the Umatilla County Jail on $100,000 bail.

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