BANGOR, Maine — An Orono man accused of robbing Ocean State Job Lots on Tuesday of $301 remained Friday night at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post $4,000 cash bail.
Jacob Drapeau, 24, who was charged with one count of Class B robbery, made his first court appearance Friday by video conference from the jail before District Court Judge Kevin Stitham at the Penobscot Judicial Center.
Drapeau allegedly walked into the Union Street store about 8:40 a.m. He handed the cashier a note that said, “I have a gun empty the register now,” the affidavit said.
The clerk told Bangor police that the robber did not display a weapon, the document said. Drapeau allegedly left the store, located at the Airport Mall, and got into a green pickup truck.
Police found the truck, which is registered to Drapeau’s father, was left at a hair salon on Ohio Street. A witness told police that a man matching Drapeau’s description got into a different truck and left.
Drapeau was arrested Wednesday after he left a Sanford Street apartment where Bangor police said he had been hiding.
Caleb Hathaway, 20, was arrested Thursday and charged with hindering apprehension, a Class C crime, for allegedly aiding and concealing Jacob Drapeau from police during the investigation into the robbery.
He was released Friday from the jail on $2,000 unsecured bail.
During hearings for both men, Stitham reduced the charges one level after he found there was not probable cause to find that Drapeau had a gun with him during the robbery.
If convicted, Drapeau faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. He also could be ordered to pay restitution.
Hathaway, if convicted, faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.