June 25, 2018
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Rite Aid robber caught on golf course pleads guilty to charges

Jeffrey Macy
By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The Eastbrook man caught Sept. 30 on the Bangor Municipal Golf Course minutes after the Union Street Rite was held up pleaded guilty Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to robbery and other charges.

Bangor police used the GPS signal, slipped in with the drugs by a pharmacy employee, to track Jeffrey Macy, 46, who was driving a 1995 gold Pontiac Bonneville, onto the golf course, where he unsuccessfully attempted to get away by driving around the 17th and 18th fairways. Macy eventually crashed into a police cruiser and was arrested, according to a previously published report.

Macy was indicted in October by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count each of robbery, criminal operating under the influence of intoxicants, unlawful possess of scheduled drugs, aggravated criminal mischief and refusing to submit to arrest.

Macy’s blood alcohol level was 0.13 percent when he was arrested, the Penobscot County district attorney’s office said in October. The legal limit to operate a vehicle in Maine is 0.08 percent.

He pleaded guilty to all five charges, Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County, said late Thursday.

There is no plea deal with Macy, the prosecutor said.

Macy is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 27.

By pleading guilty, Macy admitted that he handed a note to the pharmacist demanding drugs and said she had a weapon. He also threatened the woman twice, according to a previously published report.

Macy has been held since his arrest at the Penobscot County Jail unable to make bail set at $50,000 cash or $200,000 surety.

He faces up to 30 years in prison on the robbery charge alone.

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