BANGOR, Maine — The second of three suspects sought in connection with a Monday night assault with a tire iron and robbery has been arrested, according to Old Town police.
Marion Anderson, 25, of Bangor was arrested in Bangor on Thursday night, according to Old Town police Capt. Lee Miller. Terra Farnham, 33, of Bangor was arrested Wednesday.
Both women are charged with robbery, aggravated assault and theft, according to court documents. They made their first court appearances Friday afternoon by video conference from the Penobscot County Jail.
A third suspect, who is a male, could not be identified by the victim.
District Court Judge John Lucy did not ask the women to enter pleas to the charges because they have not yet been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury.
Lucy set bail for Anderson at $2,000 cash and at $7,500 cash for Farnham. The higher bail for Farnham is because she is accused of wielding the tire iron, the judge said.
Both women said through the lawyers of the day that they could not afford such high bail. They remained Friday at the jail unable to post bail.
The three are suspected of robbing a man in Old Town shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, Miller said Thursday in a news release. Police were called to investigate an assault on Brunswick Street. When they arrived, the victim told them he had been picked up by Anderson and brought to a dead end near Brunswick Street and Bowdoin Avenue.
The victim told police Anderson picked him up Monday at the Sunrise Trailer Park and drove him to the end of Brunswick Street, according to court documents. When she stopped the car, the victim told police Farnham and a male he did not recognize ran out from behind some trees. Farnham struck him in the face and leg with the tire iron, according to court documents.
The victim told police he was able to get away from the robbers and run to a house, “hollering for help.” Anderson, Farnham and the male drove away with the victim’s backpack that he said contained all his personal items, valued at between $1,000 and $10,000.
If convicted, each woman faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 on the most serious charge of robbery.