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Woodville man accused of selling mixed wood as cedar faces new charges

By Judy Harrison on June 24, 2015, at 6 p.m.
BANGOR | A Woodville man indicted last year for allegedly passing off mixed wood as cedar is facing new charges for similar conduct, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office. Jay R. McLaughlin, 57, was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count each of …

Two men plead guilty to bringing crack cocaine to Portland

By Judy Harrison on June 01, 2015, at 8:56 p.m.
Two men from out of state pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to drug charges in connection with a crack cocaine distribution ring, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Russell Gordon, 31, of Ansonia, Connecticut, and Robert Joiner, Jr., 30, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty in …

Augusta man, Chelsea woman accused of robbery, assault indicted

By Dawn Gagnon on May 26, 2015, at 7:02 p.m.
A man from Augusta and a woman from Chelsea accused of a 2014 robbery in Augusta are among 19 people indicted Friday by the Kennebec County grand jury. Corey J. Dionne, 25, and Sara R. Negrete, 32, were indicted on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and theft …

Sex offender indicted in County for allegedly failing to update address

By Jen Lynds on May 12, 2015, at 2:17 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | A 36-year-old registered sex offender was indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury after he was arrested for the second time in less than two years last month for allegedly changing residences and failing to notify police. Marco Isaraha Cullins was among those indicted by the …

Belfast man accused of hitting minivan indicted

By Dawn Gagnon on April 28, 2015, at 9:31 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A Belfast man who allegedly struck a minivan and injured a woman while driving under the influence and without a valid license in February was among the 35 people indicted this month by the Kennebec County grand jury. Alan F. Green Jr., 44, also is accused of …
Paul Kendrick

Judge orders Freeport man to pay $8,000 for defying court

By Judy Harrison on April 26, 2015, at 3:23 p.m.
PORTLAND | A federal judge has ordered a Freeport man being sued for slander over allegations of sexual abuse of boys at a Haitian orphanage to pay $8,000 toward the plaintiffs’ legal fees as punishment for defying a court order. U.S. District Court Judge John Woodcock did not say …

Prison cases dominate Knox County grand jury

By Stephen Betts on April 15, 2015, at 7:14 p.m.
ROCKLAND | Twenty-one people were indicted by the Knox County grand jury that completed its work on Wednesday and nearly all the defendants are Maine State Prisoners. The offenses mainly involve alleged assaults by prisoners against corrections officers or other inmates, or pertain to relatives of inmates trying to …

Trenton woman indicted in $24,000 theft from The Jackson Laboratory

By Bill Trotter on April 13, 2015, at 2:36 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | An employee at The Jackson Laboratory who is accused of running up $24,000 in unapproved expenses on a lab-owned credit card is among 18 people indicted last week by the Hancock County grand jury. According to Hancock County District Attorney Matthew Foster, Billie J. Cunningham, 43, of …

70-year-old Dexter man indicted in 1993 sex assault

By Judy Harrison on March 25, 2015, at 5:08 p.m.
BANGOR | A 70-year-old Dexter man was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count each of gross sexual assault, a Class A crime, and unlawful sexual contact, a Class B crime. Craig Fellows is accused of sexually assaulting a boy under the age of 14 …

Palmyra man charged with sexual assault against teen girl

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 13, 2015, at 1:13 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | A Palmyra man was indicted by a Somerset County grand jury earlier this week on sexual assault charges. Stephen Lowe, 39, who was arrested earlier this month, is accused of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster told the BDN after Lowe’s …

Driver involved in fatal Orrington hit-and-run crash indicted

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 25, 2015, at 8:48 p.m.
BANGOR | A Bucksport man who was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Orrington last fall was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on manslaughter, aggravated operating under the influence and other charges, according to Penobscot County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy. Marc Sparks, 29, who …
Matthew Farrar

Harrison man indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting child

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 16, 2015, at 2:59 p.m.
PORTLAND | A Harrison man arrested in November for allegedly sexually assaulting a child has been indicted on counts of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact with a child. Matthew Farrar, 43, was arrested Nov. 5 at Spring Harbor Hospital, where he was an employee at the time. …
Glenn Reed

Sex offender indicted on new child sexual assault charge

By Abigail Curtis on Feb. 16, 2015, at 1:41 p.m.
BELFAST | A 67-year-old Lincolnville man with a long record of violent crime was indicted last week by the Waldo County Grand Jury on a felony charge of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old child. Glenn L. Reed was arrested in December, nine months after the now 14-year-old girl wrote an …
Kirk Panther, 21, of Holden.

Corinth man who allegedly gave himself a $1,000 a week raise indicted on theft charge

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 28, 2015, at 6:25 p.m.
BANGOR | A Corinth man who allegedly gave himself a $1,000 a week raise by altering his paychecks from a Bangor business was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count of theft by authorized taking. Ransford W. Bubar III, 28, altered five paychecks in August …

Two men indicted in Hancock County in connection with supermarket pharmacy robbery

By Bill Trotter on Dec. 07, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | Two men accused of being involved in a robbery last spring at an Ellsworth supermarket were among 16 people indicted last week by the Hancock County grand jury. Curtis D. Knudsen, 23, of Gouldsboro and Michael E. Robbins, 23, of Sorrento each were indicted Dec. 4 on …

Former Dunkin’ Donuts employee in Ellsworth charged in $13,000 theft

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 15, 2014, at 4:39 p.m.
A now-former employee at a local Dunkin’ Donuts has been summoned on a charge of felony theft after she allegedly stole thousands of dollars from the business. According to Ellsworth police Detective Dotty Small, Jessica Woodman, 33, of Ellsworth is accused of embezzling $13,693.40 from the doughnut, …
Justin Martin, 25, of Fairfield is being held without bail in the  York County Jail after police arrested him on a charge of aggravated domestic violence assault.

Police say man stabbed by brother in Kennebunkport

By Staff, CBS 13 on Nov. 08, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
KENNEBUNKPORT — Police say a man is lucky to be alive after he was stabbed early Saturday morning in Kennebunkport by a man police believe is the victim’s brother. Justin Martin, 25, of Fairfield is being held without bail in the York County Jail after he was arrested on a …
Kenneth Goodrich

Newport man accused of torching mother’s house, alleged medical pot thieves on Penobscot County indictment list

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 29, 2014, at 8:20 p.m.
BANGOR | A Newport man accused of burning his mother’s home down and killing her dogs was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury. Kenneth Goodrich, 44, was indicted on two counts each of arson and aggravated cruelty to animals and one count of criminal use of explosives …

St. Louis man readies for 1988 Knox County drunken driving trial

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 29, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
ROCKLAND | A St. Louis man is scheduled to go on trial next month on a drunken driving charge from 26 years ago. Richard B. Sant, 52, wanted to deal with the case and put it behind him, defense attorney Walter McKee said Wednesday. Sant was arrested July 9, …

Drugs, domestic violence crimes top Aroostook County grand jury list

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 18, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
CARIBOU | The majority of indictments out of the Aroostook County grand jury this month were for crimes stemming from drugs and domestic violence. Twenty-nine individuals were indicted, according to District Attorney Todd Collins, who released the indictments this week. The following were Indicted: Nathan D. Brewer, 34, Mapleton, …