A team of officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Maine Marine Patrol converged on Matinicus Island May 3 to arrest two people suspected of beating another man over a lobster territorial dispute.

Joshua Anthony, 29, of Vinalhaven and Jason Luce, 39, of Warren were arrested late on May 3 and charged with felony assault, burglary, felony theft, felony criminal threatening and felony terrorizing.

Sheriff Donna Dennison said the two men assaulted a 23-year-old man in his Matinicus home on the evening of May 1. She said Anthony and Luce punched and kicked the victim. The victim was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport and treated for his injuries and released.

A .357 caliber revolver was recovered from the ocean by the Maine State Police dive team, Dennison said. The gun had been stolen from the victim during the break-in and assault at his home.

The case is not related to the Vance Bunker case, the sheriff said. The dispute, however, is over territory and fishing, she said. The two men arrested and the victim are all sternmen for fishermen, according to the sheriff.

Late on the afternoon of May 3, Chief Deputy Ernest McIntosh, Lt. Tim Carroll, Detective Dwight Burtis, Deputy David Johnson, and Marine Patrol Officers Matt Wyman and Wes Dean went to Matinicus Island. Burtis obtained arrest warrants for Anthony and Luce and is following up in this investigation. He was expected to have more details available the afternoon of May 4.

Anthony is being held on a probation hold and bail is set for both men at $150,000 surety or $50,000 cash. Both men were in jail on May 4. Their initial court appearances are scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 at 1 p.m. in 6th District Court in Rockland.

While officers were on the island, the sheriff said, Carol Vandyne, 38, of Matinicus was arrested for assault not related to the other two arrests. She was released on $750 unsecured bail. The sheriff said more information would also be available on that case.