Manslaughter, arson, assaults top Knox grand jury session

By Stephen Betts | Feb 07, 2017

Rockland — A Knox County grand jury indicted eight people during a two-day session.

The indictments include a case from Waldo County in which a mother is accused of causing the death of her baby.

Miranda Hopkins, 32, of Troy, was indicted for manslaughter in the death of Jaxson Hopkins. This is a lesser charge than the murder count on which she was initially arrested last month.

The Maine Attorney General's Office presented the case before the grand jurors.

Also indicted on cases presented by the District Attorney's Office were:

Timothy M. Barbeau, 42, of Rockland, was indicted for arson for allegedly setting fire to a mobile home Nov. 8 in Rockland. A family of three were asleep in the home when the fire was set. Barbeau was tackled and apprehended by a neighbor at the Sunset Terrace Mobile Home Park.

Brandon M. Klein, 33, of Washington, was indicted for aggravated assault, domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon (knife), domestic violence assault, and tampering with a victim. The offenses are all alleged to have occurred Jan. 13 in Washington.

Joseph Crosby, 30, of Belgrade, was indicted for felony theft of lobsters and/or lobster crates from Samuel Olson/Sam's Seafood LLC. The theft -- valued at more than $1,000 -- occurred April 21, 2016, in Cushing, according to the indictment.

Jessica L.M. Hooper, 30, of Camden, was indicted for operating after revocation Jan. 18 in Thomaston.

Brian R. Day, 36, of Windsor, was indicted for operating after revocation and violating a condition of release June 2, 2016, in Thomaston.

Jeffery H. Dorr Jr., 36, of South Thomaston, was indicted for felony theft June 22, 2016, at Hamilton Marine in Rockland. The alleged theft of the wire-cutting tool is classified as a felony because Dorr has two prior theft convictions, according to the indictment.

An eighth indictment was sealed until the person is arrested.

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