AUGUSTA — A man accused of burning down a Northern Avenue apartment building and two others suspected of robbing elderly women, one during a home invasion, highlight a list of more than two dozen people indicted Friday by a Kennebec County grand jury.

Christopher R. Harmon, 36, of Dayton, was indicted on charges of robbery and burglary after he and a juvenile allegedly robbed a Winthrop woman during a home invasion on Jan. 5.

Stephen B. Cormier, 57, of Augusta, was indicted on two counts of arson and one count of aggravated criminal mischief in connection with a March 21 blaze that badly damaged a two-story, four-unit apartment building at 146 Northern Ave.

Jed Ian St. Hilaire, 34, of Winthrop, was indicted on charges of robbery, eluding an officer, passing a roadblock and theft by unauthorized taking for reportedly robbing two women, including an 86-year-old, of their purses and later leading police on a high-speed chase.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt, but it indicates that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

Police have said that Harmon and a 14-year-old boy, and perhaps others, broke into the Squire Court home of a 71-year-old woman while she was there. Two of the people were reportedly armed with handguns.

The woman suffered minor injuries, from which she has since recovered.

St. Hilaire also is accused of robbing an elderly woman around noon on March 30 in the Walmart parking lot off Civic Center Drive. St. Hilaire reportedly pushed the 86-year-old South Thomaston woman and took her purse as she was getting out of her car.

Then, shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, police were sent to the Hannaford supermarket off Cony Street in response to a report of a second woman robbed of her purse.

Police believed St. Hilaire committed both robberies and began to search for him. Police spotted his car on Gage Street a short time later, but St. Hilaire reportedly refused to stop and police chased after him, at times reaching speeds of more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 95.

The Toyota eventually stopped in an emergency turnaround between the north and southbound lanes, and St. Hilaire was arrested after a short foot chase, according to police.

Cormier was arrested on arson charges a couple weeks after allegedly setting a fire that damaged the Northern Avenue apartment building where he was living. The building was eventually torn down.

Fire investigators say Cormier set fire to a pile of papers on a table. The papers fell, igniting the couch.

Cormier said he had no reason for setting the fire, but a roommate claims Cormier had not been taking prescribed medication.

Cormier and one other tenant were the only ones home when the fire broke out around 3 p.m. Cormier was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta where he was treated for smoke inhalation and released.

The following also were indicted by the grand jury on Friday:

• Christopher A. Bell, 27, of Augusta, violation of sex offender registration, Oct. 5, 2012, and burglary; theft by unauthorized taking; and criminal mischief, all March 25. All in Augusta.

• Ronald J. Blaisdell, 37, of Oakland, domestic violence assault, Jan. 20, in Oakland.

• Larry Earl Bowler, 34, of Monmouth, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and violation of condition of release, both March 30 in Monmouth.

• Israel D. Breton, 34, of Augusta, operating after revocation; unauthorized use of property; theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release, all March 12 in Augusta.

• Jonathan Brewster, 31, of Waterville, operating after revocation, April 6 in Augusta.

• Carrisa L. Butkewicz, 21, of Waterville, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and violation of condition of release, both March 20 in Waterville.

• Matthew T. Cooley, 27, of Anson, violation of a protective order; domestic violence assault and obstructing report of crime or injury, all Dec. 24, 2012, in Oakland.

• Clarence D. Corson, 45, of Embden, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and operating after revocation, both April 5 in Winslow.

• Charles R. Cortright, 44, of Westbrook, two counts each of criminal mischief and assault and one count each of domestic violence assault and reckless conduct, all March 11 in Augusta.

• John Flower, 27, of Rockland, assault, violation of condition of release, criminal operating under the influence, obstructing report of crime or injury and aggravated criminal mischief, all March 27 in Oakland.

• Gilbert L. Gagne, 46, of Winthrop, domestic violence assault and obstructing report of crime or injury, both Jan. 16, and two counts of violation of condition of release, Jan. 23 and Feb. 11, all in Winthrop.

• John F. Gilboy, 37, of Augusta, two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and one count each of trafficking in prison contraband and burglary, all March 21, in Windsor and Augusta.

• Tommy Lee Glidden, 23, of Waterville, two counts each of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and one count of criminal forfeiture, March 15 and 27 and April 3 and 4, all in Waterville.

• Ralph L. Hetherington III, 38, of Hodgdon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and concealed weapon, both Dec. 6, 2012, in Augusta.

• Michelle L. Lebrun, 43, of Fairfield, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release, both Feb. 23, in Waterville.

• James A. Lee, 31, of South China, receiving stolen property, July 2, 2012, in Windsor.

• Jacob B. Lorance, 24, of Winthrop, burglary; criminal threatening; theft by unauthorized taking and concealed weapon, all March 16 in Augusta.

• Jeremy Carl McCaslin, 37, of Rome, two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and one count of aggravated forgery, all Jan. 22, in Waterville and Belgrade.

• Somer Mongeon, 34, of Skowhegan, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, both April 5 in Winslow.

• Mark P. Murphy, 47, of Riverview Psychiatric Center on Arsenal Street in Augusta, two counts of elevated aggravated assault and one count of aggravated assault, all March 16 in Augusta.

• Brooks L. Noddin, 21, of Auburn, theft by unauthorized taking and unauthorized use of property, both Oct. 12, 2012, in Monmouth.

• Timothy Peaslee, 41, of Whitefield, two counts of aggravated forgery and one count of theft by deception, Oct. 12, 2008 and Nov. 3, 2008 through Sept. 27, 2011, in Kennebec and Knox counties.

• Jeffrey S. Smith, 46, of Augusta, two counts of sexually explicit materials, Aug. 3 and Sept. 1, 2010, both in Augusta.

• Meaghan K. Strickland, 24, of China, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, Nov. 16, 2012 in Gardiner.

• Damian C. Sullivan, 24, of Randolph, violation of condition of release, March 23 in Randolph.

• Erica L. Theriault, 27, of Augusta, operating after revocation, Sept. 24, 2012, in Augusta.

• Mary T. Williams, 25, of China, theft by unauthorized taking, Dec. 14, 2011, in Augusta.

• Haley J. Wormwood, 30, of West Paris, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release, all April 1 in Monmouth.