Man pleads not guilty to Greenville standoff

Posted Feb. 02, 2009, at 9:35 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:02 a.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A Greenville man who allegedly created an armed standoff in August and was indicted last week on charges of robbery and criminal threatening, pleaded not guilty and not criminally responsible Monday.

Attorney Randy Day entered the pleas Monday on behalf of Lonnie Gould, 52, in a Superior Court session held in 13th District Court. No date was set for the trial.

The charges stem from an Aug. 28 incident in which Gould allegedly entered the Indian Hill Supermarket and Trading Post carrying a loaded 12-gauge shotgun. Police said Gould threatened to kill himself and others.

At one point during the standoff, police say, Gould discarded his shotgun on a counter and took a .357-caliber revolver from a store shelf and inserted some ammunition also taken from a shelf. Five bullets were missing from the package of ammunition, according to police.

Greenville Police Chief Scott MacMaster managed to grab the gun from Gould as Warden Sgt. William Chander kept Gould’s attention, police said.

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