Man Pours Gas on House, Threatens to Burn It With Wife, Children Inside
St Peters Police said the family smelled gasoline fumes coming inside the house.
A St. Peters man poured gasoline on his wife's house Tuesday and threatened to light it with his wife and children inside.
Joseph Bottini, 32, of the 800 block of Millwood Drive in St. Peters, was charged with third-degree domestic assault. The charge includes causing someone to fear personal injury.
St. Peters Police said that Bottini poured gasoline on the house and doors while his wife and four children were inside. The woman and a 13-year-old child said they could smell the gasoline fumes inside the house.
Bond was set at $30,000. Bottini also is banned from contacting the victims.
Bottini also was charged with third-degree domestic assault in May.
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