Police name suspects in Union armed robbery

Paul A. Milardo
Photo courtesy Knox County Sheriff's Office
Paul A. Milardo
Posted Aug. 15, 2013, at 8:40 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 15, 2013, at 11:16 a.m.
David A. Williams Jr.
Photo courtesy Knox County Sheriff's Office
David A. Williams Jr.

UNION, Maine — Police have named the two men they believe took part Wednesday afternoon in an armed robbery at a Common Road residence followed by a car chase that ended without violence in Wiscasset.

Paul A. Milardo, 40, of Thomaston and David A. Williams, Jr., 24, of Middletown, Conn., were arrested and charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft of drugs and theft. Armed robbery is a class A felony, which in Maine is punishable by up to 30 years incarceration and a $50,000 fine.

According to a press release issued Wednesday night by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office and Maine Marine Patrol joined in the U.S. Route 1 car chase. Eventually the driver of the car stopped on his own, Chief Deputy Tim Carroll said.

Both of the men were arrested immediately after the car chase and then transported to Knox County Jail in Rockland to be booked. More charges may be pending upon further investigation, Carroll said.

The events began when an armed gunman reportedly forced his way into the Union apartment, struck the resident on the head and locked him in his bathroom while the intruder demanded money and drugs. The alleged victim told police that he had had a friend at his home at the time of the robbery, and that man left with the gunman in a white Nissan sedan, police said Wednesday.

Police shared information about the getaway car with other law enforcement agencies, and it was spotted shortly thereafter heading south on Route 1, Carroll said.

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