May 27, 2018
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Houlton man indicted on drug, assault charges

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

CARIBOU, Maine — A Houlton man was indicted on several drug and assault charges Friday stemming from a June incident in Houlton.

Charles “Frank” Dorr, 31, was indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury on two counts of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, reckless conduct, driving to endanger and domestic violence assault, Aroostook County District Attorney Neale Adams said Friday.

The drugs involved were marijuana and prescription narcotics.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Houlton Police Department had been investigating Dorr’s activities for several weeks, and the MDEA executed a search warrant at his home in June while he was in jail on unrelated charges. Those charges were reckless conduct, driving to endanger and domestic violence assault stemming from an incident with a woman the night before.

The unrelated charges were lodged against Dorr after he had a violent argument with a female companion in the downtown area, during which he allegedly twice struck the 31-year-old woman with a car he was driving.

According to Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin, police officers were called to Mechanic Street in Houlton on June 22 after receiving a report of a couple arguing on the street. Officers Randall Wilson and Jared Sylvia and Sgt. Eric Crouse investigated the incident.

Asselin said a woman who had a relationship with Dorr told the officers that during an argument with Dorr he got into a car and knocked her to the ground.

“The victim said that she remembered looking up and seeing the car coming over her,” Asselin said.

After the woman got to her feet, Dorr allegedly turned the car around, accelerated and came back toward her. She was able to jump onto the hood of the car but was thrown to the ground.

The woman was taken to Houlton Regional Hospital for treatment.

Asselin said Dorr’s incarceration on the domestic violence charges “accelerated the drug investigation.”

Dorr has a criminal history and became a registered sex offender after he was convicted in 2005 in Aroostook County Superior Court of unlawful sexual contact. Other convictions include operating a motor vehicle while license suspended or revoked and violating condition of release.

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