Jail sentences issued for theft, drugs, assault cases

Knox County closed cases

By Stephen Betts | Jul 06, 2018

Rockland — The following cases were completed from June 27 through July 6 in Knox County courts.

Brenda Carty, 54, of Owls Head, was sentenced to 364 days in jail with all but seven days suspended and placed on probation for one year for theft. This is the completion of a year-long deferred disposition. Carty pleaded guilty last year to stealing more than $5,000 from the class of 2018 at Oceanside High School. Carty has repaid the money. She was also required to perform 200 hours of community service.

Malcolm S. Bedell, 40, of Tenants Harbor, was sentenced to 364 days in jail with all but 21 days suspended, had his license suspended for 150 days and was placed on administrative release for a year for operating under the influence of alcohol. The sentence is the completion of a year-long deferred disposition in the case.

Bedell was convicted in August 1997 in Knox County Superior Court of one count of manslaughter, three counts of aggravated operating under the influence, and one count of operating without a license. He was sentenced to eight years in prison with all but 18 months suspended and placed on probation for six years for those crimes.

The convictions were the result of his actions that resulted in a car crash the night of July 24, 1996, on Wallston Road in St. George. Owen Carignan died, Isabel Lindsay was seriously injured and two other passengers suffered minor injuries, as did the then-18-year-old Bedell.

Ethan Reed, 19, of Friendship, was sentenced to five years in jail with all but nine months suspended for reckless conduct, three counts of criminal mischief, and discharging a firearm near a dwelling. He was also placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay restitution of $2,403.

This case stems from a vandalism spree in Friendship, Cushing and Waldoboro in March when he and another man fired shots at houses. A police report filed in court stated that Reed said he shot at the houses and street signs because he was bored.

Reed was also given a concurrent 350-day jail sentence for violating probation on a prior criminal mischief case.

Ian D. Vannah, 18, Washington, was sentenced to five years in prison with all but nine months suspended and placed on probation for three years for three counts of  burglary, three counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, three counts of theft, aggravated criminal mischief, and escape. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $1,800 for the crimes, which all occurred on Nov. 26, 2017, in Washington. A charge of refusing to submit to arrest was dismissed. He was given a concurrent 90-day sentence for violating a condition of release.

Vannah and a juvenile from Waterville were apprehended at the time of the crime and charged with stealing a variety of items including horse tranquilizers.

Raquel Renfro, 18, New York City, and Shaundrea Fuller, 21, Buffalo, N.Y., were both sentenced to six years in prison with all but two years suspended for trafficking in cocaine March 15 in Warren. An aggravated trafficking charge was dismissed as part of the sentence agreement. The two will also be on probation for three years upon their release.

The women had been under investigation for nearly a month before their arrests in March on suspicion of selling drugs in the area

Michael Goyette, 40, of Lewiston, was sentenced to three years in jail with all but six months suspended and placed on probation for three years for unlawful trafficking in fentanyl Oct. 4, 2017, in Owls Head. He was apprehended at the Knox County Regional Airport and police said Goyette was planning to sell the drugs on Vinalhaven. He was also fined $400.

Kurtis Rome Bertrand, 24, Thomaston, probation violation on a prior theft case, six months in jail; refusing to submit to arrest, 90 days in jail; driving to endanger, 90 days in jail, 30-day license suspension, $575 fine; violating condition of release, 90 days in jail.

Joel Perry, 54, Milbridge, operating under the influence of alcohol, 10 days in jail, 150-day license suspension, $500 fine.

Aron Shields, 28, Rockport, driving to endanger, dismissed; reckless conduct, $500 fine.

Price Kushner, 47, South Thomaston, domestic violence assault, dismissed; assault, dismissed; disorderly conduct, $500 fine.

Danielle Overlock, 26, Waldoboro, OUI -- alcohol, 48 hours in jail, 150-day license suspension, $500 fine.

Daren Dyer, 48, Hope, domestic violence assault, dismissed; disorderly conduct, $250 fine.

James S. Barth Jr., 52, Hope, domestic violence terrorizing, dismissed; criminal mischief, dismissed; disorderly conduct, $250 fine.

Nicholas Cammelieri, 19, Camden, theft July 14, 2017, in Camden, $200 fine.

Stanley R. Smith, 64, Thomaston, domestic violence assault Dec. 31, 2017, in Thomaston, 180 days in jail, all suspended, one year's probation.

Samuel Lash, 31, Friendship, vessel operation violation Dec. 15, 2017, off Friendship, $500 fine.

Michael Miller, 54, Warren, failure to comply with sex offender registry act, second offense, 30 days in jail.

Stuart Hamblen Sr., 46, Thomaston, operating while license suspended or revoked, $250 fine.

Garett O. Eisele, 27, Hope, OUI -- alcohol, 48 hours jail, $500 fine.

Kaitlin M. Wallace, 30, Waldoboro, operating while license suspended or revoked, $500 fine.

Mackenzie C.J. Whitehill, 21, Waldoboro, operating while license suspended or revoked, 48 hours jail, $750 fine.

Michael D. Moody, 25, Camden, criminal mischief, dismissed.

Brian G. Smith, 52, South Thomaston, failing to make accident report, $350 fine; failing to notify of accident, $350 fine; operating vehicle without license or beyond license restriction, $350 fine.

Ericka L. Gray, 31, Warren, domestic violence assaults with priors, dismissed; criminal trespass May 1 in South Thomaston, 48 hours in jail; domestic violence assault May 1 in South Thomaston, 364 days in jail with all but seven days suspended, one year's probation.

Sean P. McMinn, 37, Rockport, two counts of trafficking in drugs, dismissed; violating condition of release, 48 hours in jail.

Ryan D. Maloney, 24, Cushing, hunting without a valid license Feb. 27, 2016, in Thomaston, $100 fine.

Eric S. Benner, 34, Waldoboro, domestic violence assault, dismissed; unlawful possession of drug May 4 in Rockland, 180 days in jail with all but 48 hours suspended, one year's probation, $400 fine; disorderly conduct, 48 hours in jail.

Sergio L. Hesse,31, Hope, possession of hypodermic apparatus, dismissed; unlawful possession of drug May 3 in Rockland, $500 fine.

Ronald J. Nadeau, 57, Vinalhaven, failure to register vehicle, 48 hours in jail; violating condition of release, 48 hours in jail.

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