Lawrence County man set on fire; Suspects at-large - KOAM TV 7

Lawrence County man set on fire; Suspects at-large

Greg Fitzgerald Greg Fitzgerald
Ryan Fertig Ryan Fertig
Monett, Missouri -

On Friday January 30, 2015 at about 12:30am, Monett Police Officers responded to a call about a man bleeding. They located two men in the 700 Block of 5th Street. One man was injured. He was identified as Cory Harp age 37 of Stotts City, MO. Harp was bleeding from a cut on his arm and had fresh burns on his arm and head.

Cory Harp told the officers he was assaulted and set on fire at 913 6th St. He said he was in the house lying on a bed when two men came in the room. They beat him with a club. The one man sprayed Harp with a flammable liquid and he was set on fire. Harp was transported to Springfield's Mercy Hospital. He was admitted and is still in the hospital today. He suffered second and third degree burns. His condition is in stable but critical.

Cory Harp knew his assailants and several people witnessed the assault. After an investigation, Lawrence County Prosecutor Don Trotter has filed charged against the two men listed below:

Ryan P. Fertig, Age 30

Gregory D. Fitzgerald, Age 36

Ryan Fertig and Gregory Fitzgerald are charged with Assault in the First Degree. The bond amount is $200,000 each.

These men are armed and dangerous.

Any person with the information about the location of these men should call the Barry-Lawrence Crime Stoppers TIPS line at 417-345-8477 or 1-88-635-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 will be paid for information leading to their arrest. You will remain anonymous. Or call the Monett Police Department at 417-235-4241.

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