May 20, 2019
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Trio arrested in Portland for armed robbery, assaulting woman

PORTLAND, Maine — Three 18-year-old men were arrested early Monday morning after a woman reported being assaulted and robbed at Congress and Franklin streets, according to Portland police.

Kordell Wadley and Devin Bedard, both of Biddeford, and Tyler Poirier of Sanford were charged with one count each of robbery, a Class A crime, aggravated assault, a Class B crime, and refusing to submit to arrest, a Class E crime.

The trio was arrested about 2:30 a.m. after police officers heard a 24-year-old woman screaming for help, Portland police said in a news release issued Monday. When police arrived, they saw three men running from the area.

The victim told police she did not know the men. She also said one man used a stun gun to subdue her and another hit her over the head with a gun and tried to steal her purse, the release said.

The men were found in an alley between Temple and Exchange streets, according to police.

The victim was treated and released at a local hospital, the release said. Portland police are investigating a report of a similar incident shortly before the alleged assault and robbery that took place on Oxford Street. That woman was not injured, according to police.

If convicted, the men face up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 on the robbery charge alone.

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