Third arrest made in April assault where woman’s hair was set on fire

Third arrest made in April assault where woman’s hair was set on fire
Justice Denea Lewis, 22, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree kidnapping, malicious use of an explosive with injury and conspiracy. (Source: New Hanover Co. Detention Center)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A woman is accused of helping a New Hanover County couple allegedly lure a woman to their home before assaulting her with pepper spray and lighting her hair on fire in April.

Justice Denea Lewis, 22, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree kidnapping, malicious use of an explosive with injury and conspiracy.

Hansley, 33, and Lewis allegedly assaulted the woman, pepper sprayed her, and lit her hair on fire.

The victim managed to get away during the altercation and went to the hospital where she called 911.

Deputies later arrested the couple at the Sidbury Road home and charged Hansley with second-degree kidnapping and malicious use of an explosive with injury.

Farmer was charged with felony conspiracy.

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