Judge frees woman who poured gasoline on Las Vegas detective | Nevada News

0

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman accused of dousing a Las Vegas police detective in gasoline has been released on her own recognizance.

KLAS-TV reported Friday that Kayla Powe was originally held on $13,000 bond. But she had a second hearing before another judge who authorized her release.

Powe faces charges of battery with the use of a deadly weapon where the victim is a first responder and assault with the use of a deadly weapon, according to court documents.

The incident happened on June 5 around 9 a.m. while the detective was getting gas outside a convenience store. A witness reported it, saying a woman was trying to start a fire nearby.

The detective found Powe with a bottle of gasoline and a lighter. According to police, the detective snatched the lighter from her hand when she tried to light a cigarette.

political cartoons

Authorities say Powe then poured gasoline directly on his head. The detective described losing his sight and using a radio to call for help. He was worried that she had another lighter and was using it.

A witness says a laughing Powe kept trying to set things on fire with a cigarette or matches.

Powe told police when questioned that she wanted to burn down a business.

It was not immediately known Saturday whether she had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.

Copyright 2022 The Associated press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share.

Comments are closed.