Put up

When a piece of metal goes up in smoke…

A man has been charged with allegedly trying to burn down a car and hide the body of a woman he allegedly killed.

A man who called 911 to report a possible kidnapping on Feb. 12, 2017 has been arrested and charged with murder, police said in a press release.

Police said the incident took place on the 800 block of North Alameda Avenue near the intersection of Alameda and Alameda Street.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a woman in a car in the parking lot of a home on the 1400 block of Alameida Road.

The man allegedly grabbed the woman’s hand and tried to run away, but she was able to get back into the car, police explained.

The man, identified as 21-year-old Andrew J. Smith, was taken into custody and charged in Oakland County District Court on Saturday.

According to police, Smith was in a fight with another man in a parking lot and told the other man to stop hitting him.

When the other suspect, identified in court documents as James “J.K.”

Davis, continued to hit him, Smith allegedly reached into his car and pulled out the metal door wrap that covers the doors of cars and SUVs.

Davis then allegedly ran to the home where the woman was staying, where Smith was hiding in the home, police wrote.

The door wrap was later found in a nearby home.

The woman’s body was found a few blocks away.

Smith has been booked into the Oakland County Jail on a charge of attempted murder.