June 24, 2018
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Man accused of taking jewelry, cash from Georgetown home facing felony theft charge

Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Matthew Atwood
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BATH, Maine — A man wanted by police on a warrant for a theft charge turned himself in Tuesday, and it’s possible he could be facing more charges.

Matthew Atwood of Atwood Painting Company surrendered at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on Tuesday, according to Chief Deputy Brett Strout of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office.

Atwood’s hometown and age weren’t immediately available.

Atwood had been doing interior work on a Georgetown home in January when he allegedly took jewelry valued at $11,000 and cash from the home, according to Strout. Some of the jewelry has been recovered at a local pawn shop.

Strout said Atwood has been active in several transactions at various pawn shops in Sagadahoc County, and police are attempting to link the items Atwood pawned to their owners.

The sheriff’s office is advising individuals who have hired Atwood to perform work on their homes to come forward if items were found missing. Anyone with information should contact Cpl. Aaron Skolfield at 443-9711.

Atwood was released from the jail on $5,000 bail, Strout said. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in jail on the Class B felony charge.

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