May 28, 2018
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Mother accused of encouraging son to beat up child, 13, faces charge

By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff

A Searsport woman accused of encouraging her 17-year-old son to beat up a 13-year-old boy has been summoned on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal attempt of assault, according to police.

The son was charged with assault, but his name has not been released because he is a minor.

The assault occurred after the 17-year-old was approached by a friend who had had a quarrel with the 13-year-old, Waldo County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jason Trundy said Friday. The friend asked the 17-year-old to fight the younger boy in his honor, Trundy said. But the 17-year-old needed a ride to Lincolnville Central School to get to the victim, so his mother, Gloria Warren, 39, of Searsport, drove him there on Wednesday, the lieutenant said.

“[Warren] takes him to the school and she actually stops someone from breaking the fight up while her 17-year-old was beating on this 13-year-old,” Trundy said.

Later, around 8 that evening, the younger boy’s mother called police to report the incident.

Warren is scheduled to appear in Waldo County District Court on Dec. 7.

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