A Higbee man was taken into custody Tuesday night in connection to an alleged assault and fire in Randolph County. Willard Hunt, 46, was arrested west of Higbee. He is accused of dousing his wife with gasoline and then setting their home on fire. The victim remains in critical condition at a Columbia hospital. Hunt is being held on a $200,000 cash-only bond. He faces charges of assault, arson, and armed criminal action.