POLICE BEAT

Two arrested in connection with hit-and-run in Raymond

Posted June 27, 2012, at 4:38 p.m.

RAYMOND, Maine — Two men were arrested Tuesday for their involvement in an alleged hit-and-run in Cumberland County, according to police.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday Hunter Libby, 51, of Gorham is facing an assault charge while Richard Valliere, 35, of Windham faces a felony count of reckless conduct with a motor vehicle.

Deputies initially responded to a disturbance at a private garage on Mill Street just after 10 p.m. Monday. The garage is used for vehicle repair.

The dispute allegedly surrounded a financial debt owed by the victim. The incident escalated and Libby punched one of the men, police said. Another garage worker armed himself with a splitting maul, as it was believed that one of the suspects had a gun.

Valliere got into his vehicle and proceeded to strike one of the victims with the vehicle, running him over, police said.

The suspects fled in the truck and were stopped by Windham police a short time later and detained until deputies arrived.

The victim, a 51-year-old Raymond man whom police would not identify, was taken to Maine Medical Center with a broken leg and chest injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

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