Two men indicted in Skowhegan credit union robbery

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 22, 2011, at 1:08 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Two Kennebec County men have been indicted in connection with a credit union robbery more than two years ago in Skowhegan.

Paul J. Garland, 26, of Oakland and Forrest T. “Teddy” Goodwin Jr., 33, of Fairfield were indicted for armed bank robbery Thursday by a federal grand jury.

The two are charged with robbing the Taconnet Federal Credit Union, located on U.S. Route 201, at knife point on June 10, 2009.

Goodwin pleaded not guilty Monday to the charge in U.S. District Court in Bangor, according to court documents. He agreed to be held without bail until his case is resolved.

As of Tuesday morning, Garland’s arraignment had not been scheduled. He is being held on state charges at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Bangor.

Information about why it has taken so long to charge the duo was not available Tuesday.

Two men, wearing hooded sweatshirts and sunglasses, arrived at the credit union about 10:30 a.m. on a motorcycle, according to previously published reports.

One went inside and demanded money. The duo escaped on the motorcycle with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The motorcycle that investigators believe was used in the getaway was found two hours after the robbery, according to a previously published report.

If convicted, each man faces up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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