A domestic dispute between two Dodge City residents took an unusual turn Wednesday when one of the participants set a pile of clothes on fire.


 A domestic dispute between two Dodge City residents took an unusual turn Wednesday when one of the participants set a pile of clothes on fire.
     Dodge City resident Edguardo Ramirez-Pineda was booked into the Ford County Detention Center on Wednesday on suspicion of criminal threat, domestic battery and criminal damage. He will likely make his first court appearance on the charges Friday in Ford County District Court.
    Ramirez-Pineda, 38, is accused of setting a pile of his clothes on fire early Wednesday morning during a dispute with his companion, 25-year-old Dodge City resident Amparo Gonzales, at 1103 First Ave., Apt. 2.
    The fire caused an estimated $400 worth of damage to a mattress, box springs and linoleum tile in the apartment's bathroom, according to police reports.
    The fire was out by the time a Dodge City Fire Department crew responded to the scene.
    Police Chief John Ball said Thursday that Ramirez-Pineda and Gonzales both worked at the National Beef plant in Dodge City, and a dispute over unspecified domestic issues broke out between them at work and continued at their home. He said that Gonzales did not suffer any significant injuries as a result of the dispute.
    Ball declined to comment on Ramirez-Pineda's possible motive for setting his own clothes on fire.