Officials: Man wanted for intentionally burning his wife back in Florence County jail

Florence County Detention Center/11.21.2017

Charles Durell Nethercutt, 32, who was wanted for the attempted murder of his wife after deputies said he poured gas on her and set her on fire, was captured in New York last week and is now booked at the Florence County Detention Center, according to detention center online records.

Records show Nethercutt was booked into the detention center at 6:33 p.m. Tuesday.

The Sheriff's Office along with the U.S. Marshals Office held a news conference Thursday outside the Florence Federal Building to announce Nethercutt's arrest. You can watch that full news conference in the player below.

Nunn said they're investigating to determine if Nethercutt had any help in evading authorities.

Nethercutt is currently at the Westchester County Department of Correction, near Valhalla, New York. His booking date is listed as Nov. 15 and his next court date is listed as Nov. 21.

He has been sought by police since Sept. 19 when deputies got to a home on Longfellow Drive in Florence and found Amanda Brillhart Nethercutt inside being treated by EMS, according to a police report.

The report says she was able to tell them her husband poured gasoline on her from the jug they used for the lawn mower and then lit it.

It says she suffered severe burns over a large portion of her body and was transported for treatment.

The report goes on to say Nethercutt had left the home with the couple's 14-month-old son in his wife's 2009 silver Mazda. Florence County Sheriff's Office Major Michael Nunn said back in September that the child is now with a relative and okay.

The report says there was black soot in the master bedroom. It says there was also a lighter laying on the floor in the middle of the burned area.

A gas can that is believed to have been used in the incident was located inside the garage, according to the report.

Nethercutt remains in the hospital and could be there for quite some time.

Her longtime family friend Doug Bridges has set up a GoFundMe account to help with her medical expenses.

Bridges said Nethercutt is a 2012 graduate of the Citadel University in Charleston.

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He added she's a strong woman and a fighter.

The case against Nethercutt is being prosecuted by the S.C. Attorney General's Office.

12th Circuit Solicitor Ed Clements said Nethercutt's father works in law enforcement and Clements wanted to provide any appearance of impropriety.

No word on when Nethercutt is expected to be brought back to Florence County. We will keep you covered what happens.

The following agencies helped in the capture of Nethercutt:

  • Florence Fugitive Task Force
  • U.S. Marshal Service
  • U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of NC.
  • U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Marshals Service Southern District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Marshals Service of New York
  • U.S. Marshals Service Investigative Operations Division
  • Harnett County Sheriff's Department, N.C.
  • Yonkers Police Department, N.Y.
  • West Chester County Police Department of New York
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