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Dexter man accused of smothering dog indicted by grand jury

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
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Penobscot County Jail | BDN
Penobscot County Jail | BDN
Anthony Bari

BANGOR, Maine — A Dexter man accused of killing a dog in May has been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and criminal cruelty to animals.

Anthony Bari, 52, was arrested on May 22 in Dexter after local police received a complaint of possible animal cruelty shortly before 11:30 a.m., and Lt. Alan Grinnell found the deceased dog, Dexter Police Chief Kevin Wintle said at the time.

“He suffocated the dog with a pillow,” Deputy District Attorney Michael Roberts said Wednesday afternoon, referring to Bari.

The deceased dog was found off Post Road, which is where Bari was staying at the time. Roberts didn’t know what breed of dog was killed. Authorities did not say who owned the dog.

Also indicted were:

Gary R. Albert, 37, Augusta, criminal operating under the influence, operating beyond license conditions or restrictions.

Kevin S. Amero, 48, Bangor, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking.

Jason Averill Jr., 35, Bangor, domestic violence assault, criminal mischief.

Ryan Brenton, 32, Brewer, two counts of burglary, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking.

Anthony Buerhaus, 43, Bangor, violation of the sex offender registry.

Chad Cottle, 31, East Millinocket, theft by unauthorized taking.

Lee Davis, 50, Bangor, criminal threatening and domestic violence assault.

Joseph Whitman Demmons, 29, Holden, failure to appear and violating conditions of release.

Joseph Doucette, 22, Old Town, three counts of burglary, three counts of theft by unauthorized taking, refusing to submit.

James M. Eberhard Jr., 21, Hudson, operating after revocation, burglary, criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking.

Scott A. Gagnon, 44, Mattawamkeag, failure to appear, violation of bail conditions.

Gerald Thomas Geisinger, 29, Bangor, failure to report, violation of sex offender registry, violations of conditions of release, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Ian C. Gordon, 27, Newport, operating after revocation.

Erin Haggerty, 24, Orono, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Paul Harris, 56, Bangor, two counts of domestic violence assault, two counts of violating a protection order, aggravated criminal mischief, obstruction report of a crime, criminal mischief.

Ralph L. Hetherington, 40, Newport, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Brent Hildebrandt, 43, Levant, violation of sex offender registry.

Jeremy S. Hunter, 40, Bangor, failure to appear, violation of conditions of release.

Tiffany M. Hyson, 27, Bangor, theft by unauthorized taking.

Timothy Edward Ketch, 30, Milford, criminal operating under the influence, operating after suspension.

Anthony L. Lapio, 22, Corinth, operating after revocation, unauthorized use of property.

David A. Lee, 50, Eddington, assault.

Richard T. Lee III, Hermon, criminal operating under the influence, operating beyond license conditions or restrictions.

Sean M. Lenane, 34, Greenbush, receiving stolen property.

Tasha Perry, 28, Bangor, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, forgery.

Jarred A. Rafferty, 23, Orono, theft by unauthorized taking.

Kyle Rathburn, 21, Bangor, burglary, two counts of assault, criminal mischief, failure to appear, violating conditions of release.

Christopher J. Scesny, 33, Brewer, two counts of operating after revocation, two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, two counts of violating conditions of release.

Chance Scott, 47, Bangor, aggravated criminal trespass, assault.

Devin L. Scott, 23, Stetson, theft by unauthorized taking.

Brent W. St. Peter, 30, Enfield, operation after revocation.

Sierra D. Strout, 22, Bangor, theft by deception, theft by unauthorized taking.

Christian Turner, 27, New Haven, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, three counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Jherad S. Welch, 30, Old Town, theft by unauthorized taking, violating conditions of release.

Joshua D. Wintle, 25, Dexter, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Laura Woods, 31, Saco, burglary, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, criminal mischief.


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