Wardens use dogs to track man charged with shooting friend

Posted Sept. 09, 2010, at 8:58 a.m.
FILE - This Sept. 7, 2010 booking photo released by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department shows Joseph Green, of Windham, Maine. Green was being held without bail Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 on a murder charge for allegedly fatally shooting another man who was trying to steal his marijuana plants, Maine State Police said. Green, 44, was arrested at his mother's home in Casco late Tuesday in the death of David Harmon, 41, of Windham. Harmon's body was found last week at the base of an 8-foot ledge on Green's property. (AP Photo/Cumberland County Sheriff's Department)
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FILE - This Sept. 7, 2010 booking photo released by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department shows Joseph Green, of Windham, Maine. Green was being held without bail Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 on a murder charge for allegedly fatally shooting another man who was trying to steal his marijuana plants, Maine State Police said. Green, 44, was arrested at his mother's home in Casco late Tuesday in the death of David Harmon, 41, of Windham. Harmon's body was found last week at the base of an 8-foot ledge on Green's property. (AP Photo/Cumberland County Sheriff's Department)

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine Warden Service dog found blood on a trail that led investigators to the Windham man charged with shooting a man who tried to steal his marijuana plants.

Court records indicate the dog discovered blood on a trail used by all-terrain vehicles. Wardens followed the trail and met up with 44-year-old Joseph Green.

According to a state police affidavit, Green told investigators that he fired into the dark at two silhouettes after someone previously tried to steal pot plants. Hours later, he discovered he’d shot 41-year-old David Harmon, and used his ATV to move the body.

Police corroborated the story that Harmon was trying to steal marijuana. Green, who’s charged with murder, made his first court appearance Wednesday.

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