HOULTON, Maine — A Houlton teenager accused of killing a 61-year-old man in March was indicted on a murder charge Friday by the Aroostook County grand jury.
Reginald Dobbins, 18, and Samuel Geary, 16, were arrested on March 6 in connection with the killing of Keith Suitter, who was found dead in his home on March 1.
The 16-year-old boy was not on Friday’s indictment list.
Dobbins did not enter a plea to the charge when he and Geary were arraigned on March 9, but Geary entered a plea of denial.
Dobbins is being held without bail in the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.
Geary is in a state juvenile facility.
Suitter, a longtime Houlton resident and military veteran, ran a painting business and lived alone. He was found dead in his home after two women spotted his pickup stuck in a snowbank about a half-mile away from his property, according to Houlton Police Chief Joe McKenna.
After they reported the accident to Houlton police, the two women realized the truck belonged to someone they knew and went to Suitter’s home to check on him. One of the women then found him deceased.
The homicide investigation then was turned over to state police.
No details about the homicide, such as a cause of death, motive or what led investigators to the two suspects, have been released. All documents pertaining to the case, including what was filed to obtain search warrants for the Geary and Dobbins properties, have been impounded by the court.