May 20, 2018
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Suspect in Cushing home invasion released

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

CUSHING, Maine — An 18-year-old man arrested by police on suspicion of entering another person’s home, along with two other people, and assaulting the occupant has been released and the district attorney’s office said no charge will be filed at this point.

James Tynan, 18 of Waldoboro was arrested on charges of burglary, criminal trespass and criminal liability, according to Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison. He was taken to the Knox County Jail and bailed late Friday morning.

He was scheduled for an initial court appearance Friday afternoon in 6th District Court in Rockland but Assistant District Attorney Chris Fernald said he would not be filing charges against Tynan. He said there was insufficient evidence at this point for a charge but that charges could be filed later depending on the results of an ongoing investigation.

Zachariah Sawyer, 18, and Brandon Grubbs, 18, both of Waldoboro, are being sought for questioning in connection with the case, according to Dennison. Sawyer is described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, 165 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Grubbs is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 160 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.

The occupant of the home awoke to find three men, whom he knew, had entered his home uninvited, according to an investigation by deputies Paul Pinkham and Nathaniel Jack. The men then punched the victim, according to the sheriff.

The suspects also reportedly destroyed some of the victim’s personal property, the sheriff said. Alcohol was involved and the dispute appears to have centered on a female, she said.

The call to the department came in shortly after 2 a.m. Friday.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information on the case to call the dispatch center at 594-5656.

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