Three suspects arrested in Indian Island assault

Posted Jan. 20, 2009, at 11:02 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:07 a.m.

INDIAN ISLAND, Maine — Police still are trying to determine why three people — two men and a woman — beat up an island resident early Saturday. The three suspects have been arrested in connection with the assault, however, and all remained in jail Tuesday after their first court appearance.

Indian Island Police Chief Bob Bryant said officers were called to Down Street for a fight in progress around 4 a.m. Saturday, and the responding officer found a 23-year-old Indian Island male unconscious on the floor.

“He was taken to a local hospital and treated for some serious injuries,” Bryant said Tuesday. “An investigation was done and we subsequently arrested three subjects for aggravated assault. They were taken to Penobscot County Jail [in Bangor] and arraigned this afternoon.”

The victim’s injuries were “serious enough” to charge the three with felony assault, Bryant said.

Brian Corvino, 20, of Old Town, Samone Crough, 20, of Bangor and Derek Peherson, 24, of Indian Island all were charged with Class C aggravated assault. Peherson also was charged for an outstanding warrant.

If convicted of the Class C felony, each could face a penalty of up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

All three had their first appearance in 3rd District Court in Bangor on Tuesday. Corvino’s bail was set at $1,000 cash or $10,000 surety and bail for both Crough and Peherson was set at $400, or $4,000 surety, a jail official said.

Because of the continuing investigation, Bryant declined to release any details about the victim’s injuries, but he did say the man has been released from the hospital.

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