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Erie police arrest suspect accused of attempted murder, arson

Kersey Miller is accused of assaulting a victim, then later throwing a Molotov cocktail into that victim's home.

ERIE, Colo. — Erie police arrested a suspect who is facing charges including attempted murder, arson and assault for a series of crimes he is accused of committing over the weekend. 

Erie police said they believe Kersey Miller, 29, damaged a vehicle in the Erie Highlands neighborhood with a high-powered pellet or BB gun on Friday.

Then, on Saturday afternoon, Miller is suspected of assaulting someone behind the Erie Post Office at 150 Wells Street. The victim, who knows Miller, told police Miller fled the area in a stolen vehicle. 

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Early Monday morning, the same victim reported to police that he awoke to a loud bang and fire in his home. Police said this was caused by a Molotov cocktail that was thrown into the home.

Police said the same stolen vehicle was seen fleeing the scene Monday morning. That vehicle has since been recovered in Lafayette, according to Erie police. 

Miller was arrested Friday.

He is facing the following charges:

  • Criminal attempt to commit 1st-degree murder (Felony)
  • Possession, use, or removal of explosives or incendiary devices (Felony
  • First-degree arson (Felony)
  • Aggravated motor vehicle theft (Felony)
  • Vehicular eluding (Felony)
  • Assault in the third degree (Misdemeanor)
  • Third-degree criminal trespass (Misdemeanor)
  • Reckless driving (Misdemeanor Traffic)
  • Driving without a valid license (Misdemeanor Traffic)

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