Two men accused of holding up Bowdoinham man for cash, drugs in his own home

Posted Jan. 23, 2012, at 9:22 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 23, 2012, at 6:33 p.m.
Jorge Santiago
Two Bridges Regional Jail
Jorge Santiago
Miguel Rodriguez
Two Bridges Regional Jail
Miguel Rodriguez

BOWDOINHAM, Maine — Two Massachusetts men are being held on $10,000 bail after they were arrested in connection with a home invasion Saturday in Bowdoinham.

Jorge Santiago, 30, and Miguel Rodriguez, 29, both of Lawrence, Mass., are charged with robbery, terrorizing and criminal trespass after they robbed a man in his home at 473 Carding Machine Road in Bowdoinham, according to a press release.

The invasion occurred at about 3:34 p.m. Saturday. The suspects entered the home of Rodney Skipper and demanded cash, marijuana and medications, according to the release. One of the suspects held a razor to the occupant’s throat before fleeing with money and drugs. Skipper fled to a neighbor’s house and was able to call 911.

The area around Skipper’s home was cordoned off by Sagadahoc County sheriff’s deputies, Richmond police officers and the Maine Warden Service. Sagadahoc County Cpl. Ian Alexander found fresh sets of footprints in the snow which turned out to be left by the suspects. Alexander and Warden Robert Decker tracked the two men and apprehended them in the woods. Both suspects are being held at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on $10,000 bail.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department at 386-5827.

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