Carroll Plantation Woman is Accused of Setting Fire to Her House
The Maine State Fire Marshal's Office says a Carroll Plantation woman is accused of burning the house where she was living.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says Kelli Giles, 44, is charged with arson and an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. The charges stemmed from an incident that began when Maine State Police responded to a disorderly complaint at 1821 Main Road in Carroll Plantation on Wednesday afternoon. The initial call reported a woman who was causing damage to the residence where she was living. A second call to police informed them that there was a fire at the home. Police called in members of the Lee and Springfield Fire Departments to extinguish the flames and then requested assistance from the Maine Fire Marshal's Office.
An investigation by police and members of the Fire Marshal's office determined that the fire had been intentionally set. Giles was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. Once she was released from the hospital, she was taken into custody and taken to the Penobscot County Jail by the Lincoln Police Department.
Giles lived at the residence that burned but is not the homeowner.