ORONO, Maine — When a 22-year-old man decided to move out of an apartment he shared with three others last week, his former roommates apparently decided to move his car and then break into his new home and assault him, Orono police Capt. Josh Ewing said Tuesday.
All three were charged with felony aggravated criminal trespassing and face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000, if convicted.
The victim walked outside of his new apartment on Sunday, Nov. 13, and discovered his vehicle had been moved to a different parking spot, which resulted in a verbal confrontation with his former roommates, Ewing said.
“He left and went home to sleep,” the police captain said. “They went to his new apartment” just before midnight and “he woke up to one of the subjects, Joseph Moore, being in his bedroom. He was then assaulted.”
Moore, 27, Christopher Dunn, 22, and Ryan Farris, 22, who live together in an apartment at Orchard Trails, were all inside the victim’s apartment and arrested during the early morning hours of Nov. 14, charged with the felony aggravated criminal trespassing.
The criminal trespassing became a felony because “they were in his house without permission and then a crime was committed,” Ewing said.
Prosecutors at the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office may also add additional charges of assault after reviewing the case, the police captain said.
Moore, Dunn and Farris all were booked into the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor and later released.