BELFAST, Maine — A man accused of severely beating a 14-year-old boy and a teenager believed to have stolen a pricey, prize-winning lobster boat in order to cross Penobscot Bay were among 36 people indicted last week by the Waldo County Grand Jury.
David L. Orcutt, 39, of Prospect, was charged with Class A aggravated assault and Class C assault after the Sept. 6 incident in which he allegedly punched and tackled a boy at his home on Ward Road.
The police report from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said the fight apparently started when the boy accidentally hit Orcutt with a plastic bottle of Pine-Sol cleaner.
Witnesses said that Orcutt grew angry and threw the bottle back at the boy, breaking it and covering him with the cleaner. He then reportedly punched and tackled the boy, throwing him to the ground.
Orcutt held the boy down before letting him up, according to the report.
The boy told police that he was walking away and “talking back” when Orcutt came after him and punched him in the head. He fell to the ground and was knocked out, according to the report.
The boy’s brother and mother told police that the victim was “lying there and his body was twitching,” according to the report.
The victim was treated and released for his injuries at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast.
Orcutt had fled on foot into the woods after the fight because he was on probation and not allowed to have contact with two other people who were at the home. Police used a dog in an effort to find him but weren’t successful.
Deputy Kevin Littlefield wrote that Orcutt, who was convicted of assault on a child in 2010, would be charged with aggravated assault because he punched the boy in the head and rendered him unconscious.
“I believe that this manifested an extreme indifference to the value of human life,” the deputy wrote.
Orcutt ultimately was caught, arrested, charged and brought to jail, with bail set at $10,000 cash. He remains in police custody at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, according to a Waldo County Jail Official.
If convicted of the Class A crime, Orcutt would face up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.
Also indicted last week was Dakota Obrien, 18, of Searsport, who has been charged with Class B theft by unauthorized taking. Obrien is accused of stealing a racing lobster boat worth about $250,000 from the Searsport town dock this summer because he just wanted a ride across Penobscot Bay to Sedgwick, police said in October.
Obrien was charged after a two-month-long investigation that brought together several law enforcement agencies in an effort to determine what happened to The First Team, a speedy 36-foot-long black-and-white lobster boat that’s used both for commercial fishing and lobster boat racing. The boat disappeared from its mooring the night of Aug. 18 and was found undamaged the following night by Sedgwick Harbormaster Bill Grant.
A Class B crime is punishable with up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Also indicted were:
Gregory R. Giasson, 18, Sidney, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.
Justin M. Clark, 20, Searsmont, theft.
Jessica A. Johnson, 25, Searsport, burglary, theft.
Peter Richardson, 50, Stockton Springs, burglary, theft, criminal mischief, violation of conditions of release.
Jason D. Trefethen, 34, Searsport, domestic violence assault, illegal possession of hypodermic apparatuses, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.
Donald H. Resh, 36, Searsport, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, marijuana cultivation.
Ellery G. Pomeroy, 61, Searsport, criminal OUI, driving to endanger, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, trafficking in prison contraband.
Patrick Quinn, 37, Camden, Class B burglary, Class B theft.
Justin A. Cunningham, 19, Frankfort, burglary, two counts theft.
Ryan A. Chase, 20, Sidney, three counts burglary, theft.
Jesse T. Grinnell, 22, Lincolnville, operating after revocation, forgery, theft.
Neil J. Warren, 24, Waldo, burglary, theft.
Dwain C. Moody, 44, Brooks, theft.
Daniel Lyford, 21, Frankfort, criminal threatening.
Jay S. Drinkwater, 47, Waldo, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs, falsifying physical evidence, refusing to submit to arrest, violation of condition of release.
James T. Ford, 34, Dixmont, trafficking in prison contraband, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, criminal OUI.
Amber M. Curtis, 20, Plymouth, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault, refusing to submit to arrest.
Martinique Merrill, 34, Newport, operating after revocation, (aggravated) criminal OUI, driving to endanger, unauthorized use of property, refusing to submit to arrest, disorderly conduct.
Todd L. Morales, 39, Warren, burglary, theft, criminal mischief.
Daniel D. Flood, 37, Brooks, burglary, theft.
Dean E. Spaulding, 33, Troy, burglary, theft, violation of conditions of release.
David G. Seekins, 36, Winslow, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.
Frank J. Leathers, Jr., 26, Belfast, assault.
Dylin P.B. Knight, 18, Belfast, assault, refusing to submit to arrest, two counts terrorizing.
Camron S. Mitchell, 31, Lewiston, criminal OUI, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation.
Derek Pomeroy, 24, Bucksport, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, two counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.
Allen Holt, 39, Winterport, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.
Joanne Bernatche, 61, Winterport, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.
Andrew Flanary, 59, Brooks, aggravated cultivation of marijuana.
Elizabeth Peabody, 27, Belfast, three counts unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.
Latisha Wing, 42, Swanville, aggravating trafficking in scheduled drugs.
Gary McClure, 58, Palermo, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, aggravated cultivation of marijuana.
Robert Stevens, 45, Troy, cultivation of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, criminal forfeiture of three firearms.
Adam Lynn, 31, Monroe, marijuana cultivation, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.