May 26, 2018
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Trio indicted in connection with January armed home invasions in Casco

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — A Cumberland County grand jury has indicted two Maine men and a New Hampshire woman on multiple felony counts for their alleged involvement with two armed home invasions last month in Casco.

Dylan McPhee, 20, of Gray, Merwan Machhout, 21, of Fryeburg and 19-year-old Olivia Pope of North Conway, N.H., each face two counts of Class A burglary, four counts of Class A robbery, a Class B count of theft of a firearm and a count of Class C theft, according to information about the indictments provided by the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office.

McPhee is also charged with violating conditions of release.

The trio is alleged to have forced their way into two Casco homes in the early morning hours of Jan. 14, after Pope allegedly knocked on the doors and told residents she needed help. Both McPhee and Machhout are alleged to have been armed with handguns at the time, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Don Goulet said in January.

McPhee and Pope were arrested the afternoon of Jan. 14 in Massachusetts, and Machhout was arrested that evening in Fryeburg.

No one in the Brown Road home was injured, but the male and female homeowners at the New Road residence were allegedly “pistol whipped,” tied up and gagged, Goulet said. One was taken to Bridgton Hospital with injuries that weren’t life threatening.

Nothing was taken from the Brown Road home, and Goulet at the time declined to say whether anything had been taken from the New Road home.

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