Two men indicted in robbery of Kingfield market

Posted July 09, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
Kaleb Bowring
FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL PHOTO
Kaleb Bowring
Matthew Santamore
FRANKLIN COUNTY JAIL PHOTO
Matthew Santamore

FARMINGTON, Maine — Two men accused of robbing Trantens Too in Kingfield in 2012 were indicted Tuesday by a Franklin County grand jury.

Kaleb Bowring, 20, of Norridgewock and Matthew Santamore, 22, of Vassalboro were each indicted on a felony charge of robbery and a misdemeanor charge of theft.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Maine State Police conducted a joint investigation in the case and charged the two men while they were in Somerset County Jail in Madison serving time on unrelated charges.

Bowring is accused of being the man who robbed the store June 18, 2012, using a pellet handgun, Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said in May.

About $800 was taken in the robbery.

Santamore is accused of driving the get-away vehicle, Nichols previously said.

Bowring began serving a six-month probation revocation in April. Santamore is serving time on a probation violation.

Bowring’s bail after his arrest was set at $50,000 cash or $250,000 worth of property after he appeared before a judge in Farmington District Court.

Santamore was charged via a summons in May at the Madison jail.

A conviction on the robbery charge carries up to 30 years in prison and a maximum $50,000 fine.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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