Rite Aid robbery suspect one of 27 indicted by Knox County grand jury

By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 06, 2011, at 7:12 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A man accused of robbing Camden’s Rite Aid was one of 27 people indicted by the Knox County grand jury Wednesday evening.

Sean Higgins, 29, of Camden was indicted for robbery, stealing drugs and violation of condition of release.

On Aug. 2, Higgins walked into Rite Aid on Route 1 and handed pharmacists a note demanding drugs, according to a police report filed in Knox County Superior Court. Higgins implied “he was holding a pistol inside his right hand under his sweatshirt,” the report states.

Police took Higgins’ picture from the Rite Aid surveillance video tape and it was published in local newspapers. A Knox County Jail staffer called the police on Aug. 4 to say he recognized Higgins from those images.

Higgins was on his way south when he was arrested on Aug. 6 in Norwich, Conn., after police there said he was behaving suspiciously on the street. When an officer questioned Higgins, he reportedly gave evasive answers and then took off on foot. After catching Higgins, Connecticut police discovered that he was wanted in Maine for the alleged robbery.

Higgins is now at Knox County Jail.

In total, 27 indictments were handed up, though two were secret and not immediately made public.

Others indicted were:

Felicia Libby, 19, Rockland, aggravated assault.

Jason M. Colcord, 33, Newport, aggravated forgery, operating after revocation, failure to give correct name.

Jessica M. McBrien, 18, Warren, aggravated assault, assault.

Clara E. Malmstrom, 35, Nobleboro, assault, criminal threatening, terrorizing, criminal mischief.

Charles H. Johnson, 52, Union, arson, theft by unauthorized taking, criminal trespass, two charges of burglary.

Sean C. Higgins, 29, Camden, robbery, stealing drugs, violation of condition of release.

Alonzo Hoose, 32, Vinalhaven, theft by unauthorized taking, aggravated criminal mischief.

Christopher C. Hildings, 25, Vinalhaven, terrorizing, refusing to submit to arrest, unauthorized use of property, operating after suspension, driving to endanger, disorderly conduct, two charges of violation of condition of release, two charges of domestic violence assault.

Tyler John McFarland, 30, Maine State Prison in Warren, two counts of assault.

Kasie L. Robbins-Flower, 24, Rockland, stealing drugs, receiving stolen property, three counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, three counts of violation of condition of release.

Christopher M. Kimball, 29, Rockport, criminal OUI, operating beyond license condition or restriction.

Cheryl Aldus, 50, Union, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Christopher Johnson, 62, of Warren, cultivation of marijuana, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture.

Ashley Benner, 28, Rockland, trafficking in prison contraband, four counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

James Smith, 24, of Leeds, failure to appear.

Angel Jones, 25, Warren, illegal importation of scheduled drugs, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Tonja Hallett, 24, Warren, illegal importation of scheduled drugs, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Shawn LeClerc, 26, Warren, illegal importation of scheduled drugs, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Stefanie E. Posey, 31, Owls Head, theft by unauthorized taking, violation of condition of release.

Michael C. Stone, 20, Rockland, trafficking in prison contraband, two counts of violation of condition of release.

John P. Schroeder, 58, Thomaston, criminal operating under the influence, operating after suspension, failure to sign uniform summons and complaint, suspended registration.

Melissa L. Severy, 32, Richmond, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

William M. Penn, 40, Richmond, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Jerica L. Wallace, 24, Belfast, two counts of assault.

Jeremy C. Delano, 38, Rockport, criminal threatening with a frying pan.

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