Arson suspect indicted

September 25, 2018

KINGMAN — A Golden Valley woman was indicted Thursday on charges of setting fire to a trailer she shared with her roommate.

A Mohave County grand jury indicted Heather Marie Amundson, 38, on charges of arson of an occupied structure and resisting arrest. She is being held in custody at the Mohave County Jail in Kingman on a $5,000 bond. She is expected to be arraigned on the charges Oct. 3 at the county jail.

Amundson is accused of setting fire to a recreational vehicle on Vaquero Drive she shared with her roommate. They reportedly had an argument around 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 11 after which the roommate left to cool off, according to the sheriff’s office.

When the roommate returned, he found flames coming from the RV. With the help of a neighbor, they put the fire out with a hose.

The victim later called the sheriff’s office and said that Amundson was at a truck stop off Interstate 40, but she was gone when they arrived. The victim confronted the defendant, who put her car in reverse, allegedly trying to hit him. He was able to get out of the way, MCSO reported.

Later that night, sheriff’s deputies located Amundson at the RV; she refused to surrender. They found her hiding under a bed and she allegedly began kicking at deputies, who had to use a Taser to subdue her. Police said she continued to resist and was Tased again before finally being arrested.

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