Lewiston woman accused of setting fires, leading police on chase

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LEWISTON — Heather Kullson was indicted Wednesday and formally charged with running over her ex-boyfriend’s foot, throwing Molotov cocktails at two parked cars and leading police on a pair of high-speed chases in November.

Kullson, 21, of 28 Brooks Ave., was indicted by the Androscoggin County grand jury on two counts of criminal use of explosives, two counts of eluding police and charges of aggravated assault, aggravated criminal mischief, driving to endanger and arson.

Kullson, currently free on bail, was issued a summons to appear in court.

Police said Kullson was angry at her boyfriend when she went on a rampage in Lewiston on Nov. 27. They said she first tried to back her car over him outside an apartment on Walnut Street. Later, she twice drove by the apartment and hurled flaming bottles of flammable liquid at the home, according to court records.

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Lewiston police said they spotted Kullson’s Honda Civic near Howe Street soon after and tried to stop her, but Kullson fled. They pursued her for several minutes through Lewiston and Auburn, with speeds reaching 100 mph, according to court documents, but police called off the chase due to concerns over public safety.

Her car was spotted again about 30 minutes later in the area of Birch and Pierce streets. Police said they pursued her again, this time involving officers from Lewiston, Auburn, the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police. She was stopped in Poland about 20 minutes later and arrested.

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