DECATUR, IL- One man is in jail and his father is in the hospital after an argument Thursday night took a dangerous turn.
According to sworn statements, Phillip Green and his father Milo Oldham
got into an argument Thursday night at Green's house in the 1000 block
of West Howard. Witnesses say the argument eventually moved outside.
Once outside, Green allegedly threw gasoline from a gas can on his
father and lit him on fire.
Witnesses say Green then fled the scene.
Oldham sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns to approximately 30% of his
body, including his face, arms and left side. Oldham was treated at St.
Mary's Hospital before being airlifted to Springfield Memorial
Hospital's burn unit.
Police arrested Green after he returned to the scene just after 7:30
p.m. He has been charged with heinous battery and his bail is set at
Decatur, IL- Neighbors say a father-son fight Thursday evening, ended in flames.
son told him to leave, so he turned to leave, and he still threw the
gasoline on him," Evelyn Sanders said, who lives down the street .
Neighbors say they watched in horror as
28-year-old Phillip Green chased after his father, doused him in
gasoline and lit him on fire.
His father, 53-year-old Milo Oldham, was airlifted to Springfield Memorial Hospital with 2nd and 3rd degree burns. The hospital says he's in fair condition.
Neighbors say four small children witnessed the fight.
"Now the kids across the streets are having nightmares," Sanders said.
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