Jordan Messer

Indictment issued in assault, weapon case



ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor man arrested at gunpoint after allegedly assaulting his mother and firing a handgun inside her home was among those indicted Feb. 4 by a Hancock County grand jury.

Jordan Messer, 29, was indicted on single counts of aggravated reckless conduct, domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, theft, robbery, domestic violence assault, obstructing the report of a crime, criminal mischief and violating the conditions of his release.

Messer’s mother phoned police May 30 to report the incident at her home, saying her son had just left in her car and was in possession of a loaded gun. Officer Ken Mitchell of the Mount Desert Police Department spotted Messer driving in Somesville and turned his cruiser around to follow. When Messer turned into the parking lot at the Somesville One Stop convenience store Mitchell pulled in behind. Mitchell got out of the cruiser, drew his weapon and ordered the Bar Harbor man out of the vehicle and onto the ground. He complied and was handcuffed.

If convicted of Class B aggravated reckless conduct Messer could face up to 10 years in prison.

A Tremont man accused of taking silverware, jewelry and a firearm from homes in Mount Desert and Tremont was indicted on theft and burglary charges.

Nathan Harkins, 32, allegedly stole silver flatware valued at $8,000 from a Tremont residence and a rifle from a home in Somesville in September. A joint investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Mount Desert police resulted in Harkins’ Oct. 10 arrest on class B burglary charges.

Earlier, in May 2015, Harkins was summonsed by Mount Desert police on a theft charge for allegedly stealing jewelry from a residence in Otter Creek while working there as a house cleaner. A diamond ring valued at $5,000 and a $500 wedding band were taken. One of the rings later turned up at a Bangor pawn shop.

A Southwest Harbor man was indicted for a car theft in the town in September. Neil Long, 22, was indicted on single counts of theft, unauthorized use of property and violating the conditions of his release.

Others indicted Feb. 4:

Christopher Allen, 26, Bucksport, operating after revocation (OAR);

Taneika Belote, 24, Ellsworth, two counts of theft, violating conditions of release;

Shawn Betts, 26, Deer Isle, theft, unemployment fraud;

Alyssa Crotzer, 29, Bar Harbor, two counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs;

James Klausky, 26, Ellsworth, two counts burglary, two counts theft;

Ryan Leith, 34, Brooklin, two counts theft;

Kyle Lloyd, 22, Fort Fairfield, theft;

Bruce Lounder, 37, Hancock, three counts domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing, aggravated criminal mischief, two counts criminal mischief, two counts disorderly conduct;

Cassie Minctons, 25, Tremont, two counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs;

Rebecca Nersessian, 29, Conner Township, theft, OAR;

Robert Power, 36, Holden, two counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs;

Michael Robbins, 34, Hancock, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs;

Kelly Ross, 30, Sullivan, OAR;

Wyatt Salisbury, 26, Lamoine, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, criminal threatening, assault, two counts disorderly conduct;

Jeffrey Scott, 58, Hancock, operating an ATV while under the influence, criminal operating while under the influence, OAR;

Mark Sincyr, 42, Eastbrook, theft, negotiating a worthless instrument;

Ricky Skillings, 57, Trenton, assault on an officer, driving to endanger, refusing to submit to arrest, assault, disorderly conduct, violating conditions of release;

Damian Spelas, 32, Orland, two counts OAR, operating without a license, failure to stop for an officer, operating an unregistered vehicle;

Ricky Worster, 57, Mariaville, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing.

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