Man burns woman with boiling water, police say

Man burns woman with boiling water, police say
Charles Furlow

A Madison woman was injured after a man reportedly threw boiling water at her early Tuesday morning.

Madison police said a 39-year-old woman was staying at the home of 40-year-old Charles T. Furlow, of Madison, on the 2400 block of Allied Drive.

Furlow had reportedly been drinking throughout the night, and he threw boiling water at the woman at about 6:22 a.m, causing second-degree burns over 15 percent of her body.

Police said after he burned the woman, Furlow hit a 50-year-old man in the mouth and in the arm with a hammer.

Furlow then fled the residence, police said. He was reportedly so impaired that walking was difficult, and police found him a short distance away.

Furlow was arrested on two counts of second-degree reckless endangerment.

The woman was homeless, according to the report.