Two accused of home invasion in Somerset County

Posted March 24, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE, Maine — Two men are facing charges after a reported home invasion on Sunday morning, according to police.

The home invasion was reported shortly after 1 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Two men, Ryan Spaulding, 24, of Waterville and Joshua Chase, 28, of Detroit, allegedly went in the residence through an unlocked door. Both men had their faces disguised by bandanas, according to Lancaster, and allegedly assaulted the homeowner when confronted.

The men managed to steal prescription medications before escaping with a woman driving the getaway car, Lancaster said.

Shortly after 1:30, Dexter police stopped the car while conducting an OUI roadblock on Corinna Road after the vehicle’s description surfaced among local law enforcement agencies, Lancaster said.

It was there that police learned three people in the car were on probation — the driver for drug possession, Spaulding for robbery and Chase for domestic assault, Lancaster said.

Probation holds were placed on all three while Chase and Spaulding were charged with assault, Lancaster said.

The homeowner was treated at a Pittsfield hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening.

Later Sunday, a search warrant executed on the vehicle turned up pills, drug paraphernalia, blood and DNA evidence of the assault, along with clothes and footwear worn by the suspects, the chief deputy said. The vehicle is owned by a family member of one of the suspects.

Further charges are expected in connection with the home invasion, which remains under investigation.

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