Wichita man arrested for 18 counts of arson, other charges

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Police say a 38-year-old man who allegedly threw a flaming object through the window of a Wichita home has been arrested on numerous charges.

Jail records show Jeremy McMullen was booked Tuesday for 18 counts of aggravated arson, three counts of aggravated assault, four counts of criminal threat, aggravated battery, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction, aggravated burglary and other traffic-related charges.

Officers were called just after midnight on Valentine's Day to a disturbance between a 40-year-old woman and her ex-boyfriend in the 1900 block of North Arkansas. Officer Charley Davidson said the suspect allegedly threw an object that was on fire through a window the woman's home, forced his way in and threatened several people with a knife. 

There were 18 people -- infant to 65 years old -- in the home. No injuries were reported.

McMullen was later arrested after fleeing a vehicle near 21st and Arkansas.

McMullen's bond was set at $100,000. Kansas Department of Corrections records show he has prior convictions of criminal threat, aggravated assault, domestic battery and an aggravated weapons violation.