Man accused of threatening, kidnapping a child and setting a woman on fire, assigned public defender

Man accused of threatening, kidnapping a child and setting a woman on fire, assigned public defender
The scene on Tacoma Place in Olive Branch. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The man accused of leading police on chase through two cities after setting a woman on fire and threatening to kill her niece was assigned a public defender on Monday.

Jeremy Manning, 42, is facing charges for aggravated assault on a police officer, kidnapping, child endangerment and arson, according to police. He received a court appointed attorney during his arraignment.

Man threatened to kill child before leading officers on chase, police say

Manning is reported to have been under the influence of Heroin when he set his girlfriend on fire and threatened to kill the 3-year-old child.

He then led Olive Branch Police and Memphis Police on a chase through the two cities before arriving at home on Tacoma Place in Olive Branch.

Manning will attend face a judge again on Aug. 27. His bond is set at $1.3 million.

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