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Knox County grand jury indicts 47 people

Prison cases dominate four-day session
By Stephen Betts | Mar 26, 2021

The Knox County grand jury issued 103 criminal charges against 47 people during a session that lasted four days.

In addition to the indictment against Malcolm Stewart for two counts of theft by deception (see related article), the following indictments were issued:

Samuel Joseph Geary, 22, a resident of the Maine State Prison in Warren, aggravated attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault on April 2, 2020 in Warren. Geary is serving a 40-year sentence for 2015 murder of a Houlton man.

Zachary Samual Robert Swain, 25, Maine State Prison, assault on an officer and terrorizing on June 6, 2020 in Warren; assault on an officer on Sept. 12, 2020 in Warren; assault on an officer on Sept. 23, 2020 in Warren; assault on an officer on Oct. 25, 2020 in Warren; assault on an officer on July 28, 2020 in Warren.

Anthony Edward Vandeventer, 24, Maine State Prison, felony assault on an officer on Feb. 8, 2020 in Warren.

Jamie Lamont Brown, 32, Maine State Prison, assault on an officer on June 7, 2019 in Warren.

Victor E. Frascone, 44, Maine State Prison, assault on an officer on March 30, 2020 in Warren.

Justin Michael Sinclair, 34, Maine State Prison, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on Feb. 29, 2020 in Warren.

Rebecca A. McLaughlin, 45, Winthrop, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on Feb. 29, 2020 in Warren.

Nicholas Tyler Sparrow, 30, Scarborough, trafficking in prison contraband (naloxone) on Dec. 13, 2018 in Warren.

Michael P. Moore, 37, Warren, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on Dec. 13, 2018 in Warren.

Lisa M. Shumway, 55, Naples, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on Dec. 13, 2018 in Warren.

Jeremy Julian Lee Cruz, 32, Maine State Prison, trafficking in prison contraband (heroin) on Jan. 24, 2020 in Warren; aggravated trafficking in drugs (heroin).

Daniel Paul Roberts, 51, Maine State Prison, two counts in trafficking in prison contraband (naxolone) on Aug. 29, 2018 in Warren.

Matthew Joseph Bradley, 37, Maine State Prison, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on July 13, 2019 in Warren.

Marianne Prescott, 56, Lewiston, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on July 13, 2019 in Warren.

Esther A. Romanov, 25, Lewiston, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on July 13, 2019 in Warren.

Elizabeth Aleksandrov Romanov, 30, Lewiston, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on July 13, 2019 in Warren.

Joseph Bub Peter Nguany, 33, Maine State Prison, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on July 13, 2019 in Warren.

Charles Wesley Whitehouse, 51, Maine State Prison, trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on April 5, 2019 in Warren.

Vincent Michael Cole, 30, Maine State Prison, three counts of trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on March 14, 2019 and June 8, 2020 in Warren.

Natasha L. West, 32, Scarborough, two counts of trafficking in prison contraband (suboxone) on March 14, 2019 and June 8, 2020 in Warren.

Jason L. Goucher-Hewett, 36, Maine State Prison, aggravated assault on Aug. 3, 2019 in Warren.

Harold Edward Pulsifer, 64, Maine State Prison, assault on an officer on March 26, 2019 in Warren.

Robert J. Carroll, 30, Maine State Prison, assault on an officer on April 23, 2020 in Warren.

Mark A. Hupper, 36, Rockport, kidnapping, creating a police standoff, domestic violence aggravated assault, aggravated criminal trespass, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon (a knife), all on Oct. 21, 2020 in Rockland. This incident occurred at the Rankin block.

Melissa E. James, 50, Thomaston, Class A aggravated assault on Nov. 13, 2020 in Thomaston; two counts of aggravated assault on Nov. 13, 2020 in Thomaston; criminal mischief.

Andrew F. McLain, 24, Owls Head, two counts of domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon (bb gun) on Nov. 2, 2020 in Owls Head; criminal restraint, criminal mischief, obstructing a report of a crime, violation of a protective order.

Wayne E. Hooper, 62, Owls Head, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, domestic violence assault on Sept. 9, 2020 in Owls Head, domestic violence criminal threatening, obstructing a report of a crime.

Jeffery H. Dorr Jr., 40, Warren, theft of $336 in goods from Shaw's Supermarket in Rockland on March 25, 2020; and violation of a condition of release.

Zachary A. Genthner, 29, South Bristol, operating after revocation.

Terry L. Weaver, 53, Rockland, criminal operating under the influence.

Samuel T. Iserbyt, 52, Dresden, criminal OUI, operating after suspension, operating without a license, operating after suspension.

Steven E. Williams, 55, Lincolnville, aggravated criminal OUI, operating after suspension, operating beyond license condition or restriction.

Charles W. Merrill, 45, St. George, aggravated criminal mischief to an ambulance on July 21, 2020 in St. George.

George W. King III, 61, Warren, criminal OUI, driving to endanger, leaving scene of an accident, failure to report accident, aggravated criminal OUI.

Robert A. Rein, 62, Rockland, violation of sex offender registration.

Maurice X. Darres, 38, Belfast, theft on April 2, 2019 on Vinalhaven.

Brittany R. Barton, 35, Thomaston, operating after revocation.

Christopher N. Snow, 31, Thomaston, assault on an officer on July 30, 2020 in Rockland; criminal threatening, two counts of assault, disorderly conduct, terrorizing, violation of condition of release.

Christopher C. Hildings, 35, Vinalhaven, assault on March 17, 2020 on Vinalhaven; criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon (firearm) on Oct. 25, 2020 on Vinalhaven; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; violation of a condition of release.

Ronald Kurzius, 57, Camden, reckless conduct with a firearm on Aug. 26, 2020 in Camden; domestic violence assault, obstructing report of a crime.

Carlton J. Elliott, 32, Augusta, operating after revocation, improper plates.

Christopher M. Beckwith, 22, Windsor, operating after revocation.

Andrew H. Black, 57, Tenants Harbor, two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs on Nov. 6, 2019 (fentanyl and cocaine); importation of drugs, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, criminal forfeiture of money and forfeiture of firearm.

Daniel S. Barrows, 21, Waldoboro, unlawful trafficking in drugs (fentanyl and methamphetamine) on Jan. 6, 2021.

Audria Ariza, 34, Bangor, Class A aggravated trafficking in methadone on May 13, 2020.

Stacie M. Bennett, 50, Rockland, aggravated criminal OUI.

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