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Grand jury indicts North Anson man accused of heroin trafficking

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 04, 2015, at 7:33 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | A North Anson man who reportedly sold heroin to undercover agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency in August was indicted by the Somerset County grand jury on Wednesday, Maeghan Maloney, district attorney for both Somerset and Kennebec counties, said in a press release. Eugene Houle, 24, …

Milo man indicted on sexual assault charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 30, 2015, at 8:14 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | The Piscataquis County grand jury on Thursday indicted a Milo man on sexual and domestic violence assault charges and a Dover-Foxcroft man on criminal threatening and dangerous knife possession charges, Piscataquis County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy said Friday. John C. Dagostino, 50, is charged with two …

Two men accused of trying to sell 1,900 bags of heroin indicted

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 29, 2015, at 6:51 p.m.
BANGOR | Two out-of-state men accused of trying to sell more than 1,900 bags of heroin in the area were among nearly 60 people indicted Thursday by the Penobscot County grand jury. Jeremy Cruzado, 19, of Bronx, New York, and James E. McCausland, 27, of Fayston, Vermont, both were …

Portland man indicted on multiple drug charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 14, 2015, at 12:36 p.m.
A Portland man was indicted last week by the Cumberland County grand jury on multiple drug charges. Kerwin Lamour, 29, is facing three Class A felony counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs in addition to a Class C charge of hydrocodone possession. Lamour was arrested in …

Washington County indictments range from arson to forgery

By Johanna S. Billings on Sept. 04, 2015, at 3:27 p.m.
MACHIAS | The Washington County grand jury handed down indictments Sept 4. against five people on charges ranging from arson to assault. Kendra Moody, 21, of Trescott was indicted on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of domestic violence assault on a child …

Jonesport, Dedham, Sullivan men indicted on drug charges

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 15, 2015, at 5:28 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | Criminal defendants accused of committing gross sexual assault and aggravated trafficking in drugs were among those indicted this month by a Hancock County grand jury. Arson, several burglaries and thefts, assault, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and receiving stolen property also are among the alleged crimes that appear …

Rockport man indicted on manslaughter charge

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 06, 2015, at 3:42 p.m.
ROCKLAND | A 41-year-old Rockport man was indicted on a manslaughter charge this week in connection with the death of a man who was struck by a vehicle while walking in January along Camden Street in Rockland. The Knox County grand jury indicted Jeremy Stone on charges of manslaughter, …
Morgan Gunnell

Grand jury indicts Maine man accused of assaulting 6-month-old son

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2015, at 5:32 p.m.
BANGOR | An Eddington man who has been held at the Penobscot County Jail since March unable to post $20,000 cash bail was indicted Wednesday on charges in connection with an alleged assault on his now 8-month-old son. Morgan Gunnell, 24, was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury …
Hilary Saenz, 29, died on Christmas in 2013. Her husband was charged with her murder.

Judge to announce verdict in Christmas Day slaying on Monday

By Judy Harrison on July 04, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.
BANGOR | A Superior Court judge will deliver her verdict Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in the case of an Ellsworth man accused of killing his wife on Christmas Day 2013. Christopher Saenz, 32, who was tried for murder in May before Justice Ann Murray, is accused of …

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 …