ELLSWORTH, Maine — An Old Town man who allegedly stole two vehicles and crashed at least one of them was one of 30 people indicted Tuesday by a Hancock County grand jury.
Brent M. Lovely, 48, was indicted on charges of eluding police, theft, driving to endanger, operating a motor vehicle after suspension and burglary.
According to police, they were going to the scene of an early morning car accident on Route 1A near Annie’s Pride store on Oct. 28 when the driver of a vehicle turned off the vehicle’s headlights as a Maine State Police cruiser approached it on the highway. The driver refused to stop, leading police on a chase south toward central Ellsworth and onto Routes 179 and 180.
The chase ended on Route 180 in Ellsworth, where the vehicle, a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe, crashed just north of the Graham Lake bridge and Lovely allegedly fled the scene, police said.
Lovely was caught a short time later by police with the help of a search dog. The Tahoe had been stolen from a garage on Route 1A while the other vehicle had been reported stolen in Dedham, according to police.
Also indicted Tuesday was Joseph A. Webber, 42, of Mariaville, who is accused of violating state sex offender laws.
According to police, Webber was staying in Penobscot County this past summer when he allegedly assaulted a woman at a Brewer hotel and, a few days later at a Bangor substance abuse treatment center, threatened to set another woman’s sleeping bag on fire. Webber had been living in Mariaville earlier in the year but failed to report to state officials that he was staying in the Bangor area, according to police.
The state sex offender Web site indicates that Webber served two years in prison after being convicted in Hancock County Superior Court in 1993 of unlawful sexual contact with a juvenile under the age of 14.
Others indicted Tuesday in Hancock County were:
Christopher J. Allen, 20, Bucksport, arson, burglary, criminal mischief.
Darrell E. Beauvais, 19, Lamoine, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture of cash.
Davis S. Bradshaw, 19, Sedgwick, aggravated assault, criminal threatening, violation of conditions of release.
Charles G. Brown, 42, Lamoine, terrorizing, violation of conditions of release.
Christina A. Chattley, 32, Hancock, burglary, theft, criminal mischief.
Joshua D. Coffin, 18, Milford, burglary, theft.
Christopher W. Dempsey, 29, Franklin, violation of conditions of release, violation of protective order.
William K. Fernald, 34, Ellsworth, criminal operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, violation of conditions of release.
Michael W. Fletcher, 20, Surry, criminal threatening, reckless conduct, domestic violence terrorizing, driving to endanger, operating a motor vehicle beyond license condition or restriction.
Craig C. Franck, 27, Otis, theft.
Dakota L. Harkins, 19, Tremont, theft, burglary of a motor vehicle.
Nicholas A. Hart, 23, Bucksport, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
Robert B. Herrick, 68, Brooksville, reckless conduct.
Lonnie R. Holloway, 53, Bucksport, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
Michael R. Kashey, 30, Dedham, theft, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, violation of conditions of release.
Kenneth W. McCafferty, 33, Bucksport, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, theft.
Craig W. McKinley, 50, Bucksport, burglary, theft.
Brock A. Murphy, 23, Kenduskeag, burglary, theft.
Peter A. Ocasio, 40, Ellsworth, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.
Jordan A. Perkins, 25, Hancock, theft.
Allison Perro-Underhill, 21, Bradford, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.
Thomas A. Powell, 20, Ellsworth, failure to appear in court.
Jeffery A. Scott, 52, Franklin, assault, operating a motor vehicle after revocation.
Adam W. Sinclair, 28, Harrington, burglary, theft, violation of conditions of release.
Brandon J. Thomas, 20, Southwest Harbor, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.
John C. Tinker, 21, Trenton, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, violation of conditions of release, receiving stolen property.
Felicia D. Warford, 23, Hancock, theft.
Michael J. Woodruff, 20, Winterport, burglary, theft.