June 20, 2018
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Bail set for Lewiston woman accused of throwing Molotov cocktails, leading police on chase

Amber Waterman | Sun Journal
Amber Waterman | Sun Journal
Heather Kullson, 21, of Lewiston, makes her initial appearance in Lewiston's 8th District Court Friday on charges stemming from Tuesday night's police chase through Lewiston, Auburn and surrounding areas.
By Lindsay Tice, Sun Journal

LEWISTON, Maine — A judge has set bail at $10,000 cash or $5,000 cash with conditions for a 21-year-old woman accused of running over her ex-boyfriend’s leg, throwing Molotov cocktails at two cars parked in front of his apartment building and then leading police on a pair of high-speed chases.

Heather Kullson, of Lewiston, is charged with two counts of arson, two counts of eluding an officer and one count of aggravated assault. She made her initial appearance in 8th District Court in Lewiston Friday.

Assistant District Attorney Patricia Reynolds Regan asked Judge Rick Lawrence for $10,000 cash bail, calling Kullson “an extreme danger to the public and to herself.”

Kullson’s lawyer, James Howaniec, argued for lower bail, noting that his client has no money and strongly denies lighting or throwing any Molotov cocktails. He characterized Kullson as a good college student and young mother who has never been in trouble with the law and has never shown any mental health problems.

“She has no history of doing anything like this,” he said.

After Kullson’s father told the court that he could put up $5,000, the judge ordered $10,000 in case bail or $5,000 in cash with supervision by Maine Pretrial Services.

Kullson has been held at the Androscoggin County Jail on $25,000 cash bail since she was arrested Tuesday.

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