RPD arrests man for severely burning woman in northeast Reno

Jeremy Michael Chatman
Jeremy Michael Chatman(Washoe County jail)
Published: Dec. 13, 2021 at 11:22 AM PST|Updated: Dec. 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - DEC. 23 UPDATE: The Reno Police Department on Monday arrested a Reno man on charges he set a woman on fire on Selmi Drive on Dec. 11.

The woman remains in critical condition at the burn unit at UC Davis, police said.

Police arrested Jeremy Michael Chatman, 32, on charges of domestic violence causing substantial bodily harm, battery by a parolee and parole violation charges.

Other details of the incident were not released.

Police want to talk to anyone who has information about the case or who talked to Chatman between Dec. 11 and his Dec. 20 arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Blas at 775-657-4515 or at blasp@reno.gov or call Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or go to http://www.secretwitness.com.

Last Saturday, a woman’s arms were severely burned along U.S. 395 and North McCarran Boulevard in Reno. There’s no indication the cases are related.

ORIGINAL STORY: Reno detectives from the Robbery / Homicide Unit are investigating a woman who was severely burned on Saturday.

Emergency medical personnel responded to a call at a home on Selmi Drive. Due to the severity of her burns, the victim was flown to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Her condition is listed as grave.

Anyone with information should call the Reno Police Department’s non-emergency line at 775-334-2188. You can also contact Secret Witness at by calling or texting the tip to 775-322-4900 or secretwitness.com.

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