June 21, 2018
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2 arrested in connection with Manchester home invasion

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER, Maine — A Maine sheriff says two men are in custody on charges they broke into a Manchester home where two elderly residents were sleeping.

Kennebec County Sheriff Randall Liberty says his office received a call last Monday from a 91-year-old man who reported that his 67-year-old live-in companion had been woken up by a man standing over her with a 4-inch knife who was demanding money.

An investigation found two suspects had cut their way through a screen and then unlocked the door.

The two were apprehended after one of the suspects used a credit card belonging to one of the victims and police were able to review surveillance video of the attempted transaction.

On Friday detectives arrested 36-year-old Michael Jo Ruth of Gardiner and 24-year-old Ricky Allen Lane of Augusta.

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