Man indicted for alleged $25K theft

ELLSWORTH — Among the 15 people indicted Oct. 8 by a Hancock County grand jury was a Sullivan man accused of taking approximately $25,000 cash from a woodshed in Trenton.

Jason Hinckley, 32, was indicted on one count of burglary and four counts of theft.

According to District Attorney Matthew Foster, Hinckley allegedly took the money, which was in a lockbox safe hidden in a wood shed, on April 24.

Amanda Holland, 31, of Bar Harbor was indicted on one count of unlawful possession of drugs. Bar Harbor Police arrested Holland in March following a traffic stop on the Sand Point Road.

Kenneth Stilwell, 34, of Southwest Harbor was indicted on one count of Class C theft for his alleged role in a December 2014 theft in Tremont.

Also indicted Oct. 8 was Ralph Fowler, 44, of Franklin, on 48 counts of hunting violations, three counts operating after suspension, and single counts of unlawful trafficking in drugs, criminal trespass and aggravated cruelty to animals.

Others indicted included Matthew Gillis, 23, of Franklin, for eluding an officer, criminal operating while under the influence, driving to endanger, criminal speeding; Jeffrey Jewett, 41, of Orland, for domestic violence assault, aggravated assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, obstructing report of crime or injury; and Christopher Kidder, 32, of Sullivan, for arson, two counts aggravated criminal mischief, burglary, aggravated assault, assault, reckless conduct.

Additional indictments were filed against Ellis Martin, 30, of Sorrento, on four counts theft, two counts violating conditions of release; Zachary Rand, 25, of Warren, for unlawful possession of drugs; Phillip Russell, 44, of Bucksport, for violating conditions of release; Karyn Sawick, 35, of Machias, for aggravated forgery, forgery, unlawful possession of drugs; Douglas Stokely, 25, of Hancock, for elevated aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, assault; Cody Weed, 19, of Deer Isle, for aggravated unlawful furnishing of drugs, unlawful furnishing of drugs, use of drug paraphernalia; and Donald Westover, 68, transient, for negotiating a worthless instrument, theft.


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