ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth woman has been charged with terrorizing for allegedly threatening to burn down a police officer’s home.

A judge on Wednesday ordered that 53-year-old Samantha McGuire be held without bail until she’s able to help in her own defense on charges that she told a crisis response worker she was considering setting fire to Lt. Harold Page’s home.

According to the Bangor Daily News, McGuire has been convicted of terrorizing Page three times before, dating back to 1999.

Page said he believes McGuire is upset because he arrested her 25 years ago on a charge of operating after suspension and can’t let it go. He said he’s concerned for his family, his property and himself.

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