Washington Co., Tenn. man accused of setting wife on fire makes first appearance in circuit court


Todd Darrell Briggs

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Washington County, Tenn. man accused of setting his wife on fire during an argument, appeared in circuit court for the first time Monday.

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Todd Darrell Briggs, 35, reportedly assaulted his wife using running alcohol and a lighter. He is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated arson.

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According to court officials, Briggs was appointed a public defender Monday morning.

He is scheduled to be back in court on January 6th, 2020, which officials said is a plea deadline date.

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