October 17, 2017
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Bass Harbor man gets 5 years for Winslow-Pittsfield crime spree

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Bass Harbor man who stole three vehicles in one night and crashed one of them into a home has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Jacob Russell pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including aggravated criminal mischief and four thefts, burglary of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident for the May 2011 spree.

The Kennebec Journal reported that in exchange for the pleas, a charge of arson and six other charges were dismissed by prosecutors.

Police say the 27-year-old Russell’s crime spree started in Winslow with a stolen car. He abandoned it and stole another vehicle, which he crashed into an Augusta home, causing a fire that destroyed the house. He fled the scene in a third stolen vehicle before being stopped in Pittsfield.

 


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