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Prison escapee indicted in Machias

Washington County Jail | BDN
Washington County Jail | BDN
booking photo of Allen Hold, 20, of Indian Township - arrested last week for domestic violence, who escaped Sunday from the custody of Washington County Jail guards and was recaptured in Machias. (photo courtesy ofg Washington County Jail)
By Sharon Kiley Mack, BDN Staff

MACHIAS, Maine — A Princeton man who made a daring but short-lived escape from custody at the Washington County Jail on Aug. 28, was indicted on seven criminal counts Tuesday.

Allen Hold, 20, escaped from guards as he was being walked back to the jail after an interview regarding charges he made that he had been abused by fellow inmates.

Sheriff Donnie Smith said the charges proved to be false.

Hold was indicted for escape, making a false public report, three counts of violation of conditions of release, and domestic violence criminal threatening. He had been in jail only two days on a domestic violence charge out of Calais when he escaped. He was found within an hour hiding in a shed near the jail.

The Washington County grand jury returned more indictments Tuesday amounting to 30 counts against 11 people.

Those indicted include:

Amanda M. Dinsmore, 27, Bath, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Jacqueline M. Stanwood, 47, Steuben, aggravated criminal trespass and assault.

Fred M. Rini, 43, Cherryfield, aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs.

Darrell J. Trott, 46, Perry, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, two counts of domestic assault.

David O. Sivret II, 25, Calais, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking.

Allen J. Tomah, 62, Pleasant Point, criminal threatening.

Jason R. Gookin, 28, Calais, trafficking in prison contraband, violation of condition of release.

Eric M. Waite, 41, Addison, criminal threatening, domestic violence, criminal restraint.

Wayne M. Robinson, 53, Machiasport, domestic violence assault, obstructing the report of a crime or injury.

James Newenham, 26, of Milbridge, burglary, stealing drugs, criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking, violation of condition of release.

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