ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca Police have announced an arrest and charges in a case from earlier this month that included a person being set on fire in their car on May 14.

Police claimed they served a search warrant in the 100 block of Chestnut Street on May 27, the residence of Bonnie Camacho. After the warrant was served, Camacho was arrested “for her violent actions on May 14, where another person was critically burned and seriously injured,” according to police.

Police did not provide an update on the status of the victim.

Camacho was arraigned on second-degree attempted murder charges and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $50,000 bail. IPD, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control collaborated on the investigation.

Matt Butler

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