Assaults, drug violations lead to indictments

Posted Oct. 07, 2010, at 11:04 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Knox County grand jury rose Wednesday afternoon and indicted 40 people for 103 crimes.

One indictment charged a Rockland woman with two counts of assault after police said she spit at one Penobscot Bay Medical Center nurse and bruised another nurse’s arm in May.

According to a police report, at about 10 p.m. on May 6, Lisa Ladd left her hospital room, yelled at hospital staff, urinated on the floor and exposed herself in a crowded hallway. When a nurse tried to put Ladd in her hospital bed, Ladd “grabbed her arm, causing abrasions and bruising. [The nurse] said that Ladd asked ‘How do you like that?’ when she was pinching her,” the police report states.

Victim statements also filed with the court state that as one nurse was trying to hold Ladd’s arm still for an injection the woman was “attempting to bite, hit, kick.” The nurse wrote that Ladd then spit in another nurse’s face. That nurse wrote in his victim’s statement that there was enough spit that he had to wash his face and clean his mouth.

Ladd’s next court appearance will be Oct. 27.

Also indicted Wednesday afternoon was Bradley Lemay, who police say raped a woman in Camden in early June before leading police on a high-speed chase. The indictment charges Lemay with tampering with a victim on July 22.

According to a criminal complaint filed at Knox County Superior Court by Camden police Officer Michael Geary, Lemay “did induce, or cause, or attempt to induce or cause” his reported victim to “withhold testimony, information or evidence, or testify falsely.”

Sgt. Jason Hall of the Camden Police Department said in August that Lemay sent a letter from jail to his brother on July 22, asking if he would contact the victim and influence her not to testify against Lemay or to give false testimony. Instead, the brother, Michael Lemay, who lives in southern Maine, contacted police right away, Hall said.

In his letter, Bradley Lemay asked his brother to either pay the victim or threaten her, Hall said.

Tampering with a victim is a Class B crime, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

The victim reported the sexual assault to police on June 9, after the alleged assailant left her home. Soon after, an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description she gave of her assailant’s car, and the officer and driver entered into a high-speed chase, according to police reports. After the car’s tires were blown out by spike mats, the driver, Lemay, was arrested.

Weeks later, Lemay injured himself when he fell while trying to climb a barbed-wire fence to escape Knox County Jail, according to police officials.

After the attempted escape, his $500,000 cash bail was revoked and he remains at Maine State Prison. He is scheduled for an Oct. 27 court appearance.

Other indictments Thursday:

Stefan A. Blacart, 40, Rockland, criminal OUI and operating beyond license condition or restriction.

Jamie Lincoln, 34, Waldoboro, theft by unauthorized taking and negotiating a worthless instrument.

Terrence N. Townes, 42, Jefferson, two counts of assault, criminal threatening, criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release.

Yvonne R. Gagne, 32, Brighton Plantation, burglary, aggravated criminal trespass, assault, terrorizing and violation of condition of release.

Aaron Fogg, 23, Rockland, seven charges of theft by unauthorized taking and four charges of burglary.

Eric Price, 32, Waterville, theft by unauthorized taking and receiving stolen property.

Richard Lint, 44, Surry, operating after revocation and violation of condition of release.

Robert Blair, 24, Rockland, operating after revocation.

Alan Dearborn, 54, Rockland, criminal threatening, refusing to submit to arrest and disorderly conduct.

Bradley Lemay, 44, Augusta, tampering with a victim.

Lisa Ladd, 44, Rockland, two charges of assault and one charge of violation of condition of release.

James Oliver, 43, Nobleboro, unlawful sexual contact.

Joshua Powell, 23, South Thomaston, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking.

Bruce Pease, 28, Appleton, unauthorized use of property and operating without a license.

Joshua Weston, 28, Union, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Michael Fogg, 54, Union, operating after revocation and operating beyond license condition or restriction.

Rachel Beal, 41, Thomaston, terrorizing and criminal trespass.

Kevin Crute, 28, Cushing, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of assault.

Clifton Wallace, 33, Warren, trafficking in prison contraband.

Anthony Logan, 25, Warren, trafficking in prison contraband.

Carly Milliard, 25, Unity, trafficking in prison contraband.

Marc Pomerleau, 39, Warren, trafficking in prison contraband, attempted trafficking in prison contraband and conspiracy to commit trafficking in prison contraband.

Miles Hartford, 29, Warren, trafficking in prison contraband, attempted trafficking in prison contraband and conspiracy to commit trafficking in prison contraband.

Leonard Geisinger, 26, Warren, trafficking in prison contraband.

Scott Davenport, 36, Warren, two charges of assault on an officer.

Tara Leach, 27, Islesboro, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking.

Jeremy Brochu, 27, Cushing, burglary, violation of condition of release and two charges of theft by unauthorized taking.

Georgina Butler, 19, Rockland, two charges of aggravated furnishing in Schedule Z drugs.

Teresa Thomas, 40, Thomaston, aggravated furnishing in Schedule Z drugs.

Edward Tosswill, 55, Camden, five charges of unlawful trafficking in Schedule W drugs, one charge of criminal forfeiture of $15,683, additional count of criminal forfeiture and two charges of unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs.

Ralph White, 50, Rockland, unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs and two charges of aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs.

Lorraine James, also known as Lorraine Woodbury or Lorraine Libby, 38, Rockland, two charges of aggravated trafficking in Schedule Z drugs.

Tracy Abel, 35, Rockland, two charges of unlawful trafficking in Schedule W drugs.

Kevin Vinal, 23, Port Clyde, cultivation of marijuana, unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs and criminal forfeiture of one firearm.

Ronald Nickles, 55, Owls Head, cultivation of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Sarah Monroe, 31, Rockland, unlawful trafficking in Schedule W drugs.

Frederick Littlefield, 33, Manchester, trafficking in prison contraband and attempted trafficking in prison contraband.

John Jackie, 63, Thomaston, cultivation of marijuana and two charges of unlawful trafficking in Schedule Z drugs.

Betsey L. Libby, 43, Rockland, theft by unauthorized taking.

Christopher D. Sullivan, 25, Rockland, theft by unauthorized taking.

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