June 24, 2018
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Boy, 13, arrested for allegedly threatening Dexter store manager with knife

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

DEXTER, Maine — A 13-year-old boy is behind bars after allegedly threatening a convenience store manager with a knife on Friday afternoon.

The boy from Dexter was repeatedly asked to leave an A.E. Robinson convenience store on Church Street and then displayed a knife, Dexter police Chief Kevin Wintle said on Monday. Police received the call at 1:05 p.m. Friday.

“He was asked to leave the store numerous times by a manager,” Wintle said. “He displayed a knife and was trying to hit the manager with the knife — slashing at him.”

The boy’s identity was not released by police.

The incident took place just outside the store, said Wintle. The manager kept pushing the teen back to avoid getting cut. No one was hurt in the incident.

The boy was located by police walking toward the beach at Lake Wassookeag on Route 23, he said.

He was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony. He was transported to Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston.

The incident is still under investigation and further charges may be pending, Wintle said.

A Class C felony carries a maximum jail sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

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