Sacker man allegedly abuses wife, attempts to set house on fire

August 16, 2023

A Sacker man is behind bars after attempting to set his house on fire and abusing his wife Sunday evening.

Ronnie Lawson, 68, faces numerous charges following the incident, according to deputy Dustin Lawson.

Clay 911 received a call about a domestic dispute of two individual’s arguing. The report states Addie Lawson he was trying to burn the house down from the oven area, and he was armed with a shot gun on 2047 Sacker Road.

When Lawson arrived, he made contact with Ronnie Lawson on the front porch of the home.

“I approached him, and he was very agitated and using profanity, making threats that he would come to my house and kill me,” Lawson’s report stated.
Deputy Jarrod Smith arrived and attempted to resolve the situation while trying to reason and figure out what was going on.

Lawson continued to get irate and lunged towards Lawson attempting to strike him with a fist. Lawson was able to block the strike.

The deputies took Lawson into custody after a brief struggle.

Addie Lawson told the deputies she had been struck by Ronnie Lawson in the neck area. She also told the officers he fired three shots inside the residence towards her not making any contact. She had fled the residence before the officers arrived.

During the investigation the officers discovered Ronnie Lawson had attempted to burn the house down from the kitchen area.

He was charged with assault 4th; wanton endangerment 1st; menacing; assault 4th (domestic violence); resisting arrest; terroristic threatening 3rd.