Crime, Police/Fire

Woman arrested in connection with Fallston vehicle arson

FALLSTON, MD—Deputies from the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Northeast Region arrested a woman on Friday morning in connection with a vehicle fire that occurred in Fallston on Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019.

Kyra Lynn Compton, 22, of Edgewood, was arrested on charges of second-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning, and destruction of property after taking her mother’s 2007 Jeep Liberty without permission and threatening to commit suicide by blowing up the vehicle.

A witness saw Compton sitting in the vehicle outside of Fallston United Methodist Church with an ignited rag hanging out of the vehicle’s gas tank.

After refusing to leave the vehicle, the witnesses broke a window of the car and removed Compton from it.

Fallston Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene and extinguished the fire before any injuries could occur.

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Compton was hospitalized at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and later at Washington Adventist Hospital until Friday, when Deputy State Fire Marshals placed her under arrest and took her to the Harford County Detention Center.

If convicted of all charges, she will face a maximum of 24 years and/or $33,000 in fines.

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