Three people — including a man arrested in a similar incident eight years ago — held police at bay for almost 12 hours after allegedly robbing someone in an Orrington mobile home on Saturday.
Police used a cooling tent to combat the heat as negotiators tried to talk the three suspects into surrendering, which they did at 7 p.m., said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
The standoff began, McCausland said, when a woman reported being robbed at the Johnson Mill Road home early Saturday morning. The woman also fought off the three suspects. Police arrived and the occupants refused to leave, McCausland said.
Stephen Nason, 33, and Rochelle Gleason, 37, both from Orrington, were charged with robbery and aggravated assault, while Jason Ashe, 33, of Glenburn was charged with violating bail conditions.
Nason’s mother owned the trailer and wasn’t home, McCausland said.
In April 2011, Stephen Nason, then 25, barricaded himself in his bedroom at his mother’s residence on Johnson Mill Road. He eventually surrendered and charged with domestic assault, criminal mischief, violation of terms of release and creating a police standoff, according to the BDN archives.
The suspects are being held at Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. No bail or court dates were available late Saturday.