View Full Version : Tim Hortons worker "saw a fireball": Mudshark in medically induced coma, buck burned too

12-22-2018, 08:29 AM

Boyfriend who allegedly set woman afire at Tim Hortons charged with attempted murder

Updated December 21, 2018

A City of Tonawanda woman had moved out of the home she shared with her boyfriend and their three children shortly before he allegedly splashed flammable liquid on her and set her on fire, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn Jr. said Friday.

Jonathon E. White, 28, was arraigned Friday in his room at Erie County Medical Center on charges that included attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree arson and counts of reckless endangerment, weapons possession and menacing.

White is accused of luring Jessica Cameron, 25, out of the Tim Hortons at Niagara and Seymour streets in Tonawanda Monday afternoon and allegedly setting her ablaze near a dumpster behind the store.

White also was a Tim Hortons employee, but wasn't working that day, Flynn said.

A third worker "saw a fireball," Flynn said, and helped extinguish the flames on Cameron.


City of Tonawanda burn victim in medically induced coma
Updated: 9:17 AM, Dec 21, 2018

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CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) Days after police say a 25-year-old City of Tonawanda woman was doused in gas and set on fire by her boyfriend, her family says she is in a medically induced coma at ECMC.

It was Monday around 3:30 p.m. when police say Jessica Cameron's boyfriend texted her while she was working at Tim Hortons, asking her to come outside near the dumpsters "to talk."

It was there detectives say the 28-year-old man doused her in a flammable liquid and set her on fire. The man and Jessica are in critical condition at ECMC.
A family spokesperson tells 7 Eyewitness News Jessica is now in a medically induced coma so she can heal. She is receiving skin grafts, and had surgery on her hands. The spokesperson tells us she was able to talk to her mom a bit before being put under.

Custody Record
Age 28
Gender Male
Race Black

Custody Status Date Dec 21, 2018 04:38 PM EST
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Erie County Sheriff's Office
Book Date Dec 21, 2018 04:22 PM EST