Thomaston woman sent back to jail after violent robbery

By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff
Posted Dec. 20, 2011, at 2:22 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A woman convicted of robbing a house for marijuana will spend eight years in jail for her crimes, a judge decided Tuesday.

Jessica Gagnon, 29, of Thomaston was involved in a robbery attempt last August when she and two friends broke into a home and brutally beat several people in an attempt to get drugs and money, according to police reports.

The three robbers brought crowbars and hammers into a Warren home and assaulted five people. All five victims were brought to the hospital, according to the police report. The report also said the home was covered in blood and the homeowner the claw of a hammer stuck in her head.

Gagnon admitted to being involved in the robbery.

Gagnon pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges of elevated aggravated assault, robbery and burglary. She was sentenced to 12 years for the robbery, and eight years for the other two crimes, with all but eight years of the total sentence suspended.

Gagnon also will be sent back to jail for breaking conditions of her release. She will have to finish serving time for crimes from 2010 when she kidnapped and beat up a teenager in Rockland. Charges from that case include kidnapping, tampering with a witness, assault, terrorizing and violating conditions of release.

Gagnon will serve the sentences concurrently and received credit for time served.

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