Court News


Former Maine man appears in federal court for sex abuse in 1995

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 22, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
A former Bath man made his first appearance Tuesday in a courtroom in Maine accused of taking a 13-year-old girl to Nebraska more than 20 years ago so he could sexually assault her.
House Speaker Mark Eves addresses reporters during a press conference outside the U.S. District Court in Portland in this July 2015 file photo.

Mark Eves loses appeal in lawsuit against LePage

By Steve Mistler, Maine Public on Nov. 22, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
The U.S. Court of Appeals of the First Circuit dismissed Eves’ appeal in a split decision.

Driver in fatal 2014 crash sentenced to 21 days for OUI

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on Nov. 22, 2016, at 12:22 p.m.
A Waldoboro man found guilty by a jury last month of operating under the influence in a fatal accident has been sentenced to 21 days for the OUI conviction.
Dylan Grubbs

Thomaston man to serve 2 ½ years in prison for fatal shooting of girlfriend in Bath

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 21, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Dylan Grubbs, 24, pleaded guilty to felony domestic violence reckless conduct with a weapon.

Madison man pleads guilty to conspiring to defraud VA

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 6:20 p.m.
A Madison man pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to defraud the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Maine woman sentenced to 30 days for failing to pay employment tax

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
Valerie Tieman is seen with her husband, Luc Tieman, in a photo taken in July.

Fairfield man enters not guilty plea in murder of wife

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 18, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
Luc Tieman, who is accused of shooting his wife in the head and burying her body in a shallow grave, stood before a Somerset County Superior Court judge on Friday for his arraignment on the indictment for murder.

Maine dermatologist convicted of tax evasion, distributing drugs

By Tony Reaves on Nov. 18, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
A Falmouth dermatologist was found guilty Friday of five counts of tax evasion, 52 counts of unlawful distribution of controlled substances and one count of health care fraud.
Ernest R. Cook

Sex offender pleads guilty to having child pornography

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 12:45 p.m.
Ernest Cook is a lifetime registrant of the Maine Sex Offender Registry because he was convicted in 1997 of sexually abusing a 3-year-old.

Feds get injunction against Sullivan quarry, owner

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 18, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
In the latest chapter of a seven-year dispute over safety measures at a local quarry, a federal agency has obtained a permanent injunction against the quarry company and its owner.
Antonio and Alice Balcer

Winthrop teen enters ‘no answer’ in double murder, affidavit to be unsealed in 60 days

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
The Winthrop teen accused of killing his parents on Oct. 31 entered a “no answer” plea Thursday afternoon at the Capital Judicial Center.

Man arrested in Orrington gets 8 months for being in US illegally

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.

Maine man charged after allegedly threatening to kill Obama, Pingree

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 17, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
The indictment was sealed until Thursday, when Peter Hamilton entered his plea at an initial video appearance in U.S. District Court.
Dylan Grubbs

Man charged with manslaughter in Bath parking lot shooting to plead to lesser charge

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 17, 2016, at 12:27 p.m.
A Thomaston man charged with manslaughter after allegedly shooting to death his girlfriend while he showed a handgun to a prospective buyer will plead to a lesser charge.

Man who robbed Newport pharmacy gets nearly 6 years

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 16, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
A police cruiser stopped a van, which was allegedly stolen by a 12-year-old boy, at Broadway near Center Street in Bangor in this June 2016 photo.

Judge dismisses case against 12-year-old accused of leading police on chase

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 16, 2016, at 4:45 p.m.
Judge John Lucy dismissed on Election Day the case involving the June 25 chase in Bangor, according to Mary Ann Lynch, spokeswoman for the court system.
Benjamin D. Steeves

Holden man gets 10 years for sex assaults on girls

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 15, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
Cassidy Charette

Victim impact statement punctuates plea deal in hayride death case

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 15, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
The statement was written to tell Superior Court Justice MaryGay Kennedy how many people have been affected by the 17-year-old’s death in a hayride accident on the night of Oct. 11, 2014.
Tatania Gagnon

Woman who allegedly stole, then ran over safe, indicted

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on Nov. 15, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
A woman who police say broke into a convenience store, stole a safe and then ran it over with a car has been indicted.

Connecticut town settles police brutality suit with Maine man

By Mikaela Porter, The Hartford Courant on Nov. 15, 2016, at 1:44 p.m.
Councilors did not indicate for how much the town’s insurance provider settled the lawsuit filed by Zachary Trowbridge of Milo, Maine.