The Star-Herald

Grand Jury indicts Presque Isle man after chase

CARIBOU, Maine — The Aroostook County grand jury indicted a Presque Isle man for multiple crimes after he led police on a high-speed chase in January.

Following deliberations in May and June, the grand jury indicted George E. Peaslee, 39, of Presque Isle for theft, violation of conditions of release, eluding, criminal speed, assault, passing a roadblock and driving to endanger.

The charges stemmed from an incident in which the Presque Isle Police Department received a complaint that someone stole gas and goods from a store on Main Street. Police identified Peaslee of Presque Isle as a suspect in the theft.

While searching for Peaslee, PIPD officers observed him operating a 2010 Ford Taurus on Parsons Street. The officers initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle, with the assistance of Clark and Trooper Andrew Levesque.

During the stop, Peaslee refused to exit the Taurus and instead drove off, Clark reported. Clark and Levesque pursued Peaslee’s vehicle, which Peaslee was driving in a “reckless and dangerous manner” with speeds reaching more than 100 mph at times.

Even after he was apprehended, Peaslee still refused to exit his vehicle. Officers broke several windows on the Taurus in order to extricate Peaslee and take him into custody. The chase caused no injuries, though Peaslee’s car sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene, according to police. Levesque’s cruiser also received minor damage.

On May 11, the grand jury indicted 21 individuals, followed by 18 on June 7. Indictments included the following.

Jess S. Glidden III, 39, Amity: operating after revocation with priors.

Glenn D. Ingalls, 49, Patten: aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, possession of scheduled drugs (two counts), violation of bail.

Lawrence D. Cyr, 48, New Sweden: trafficking in prison contraband, possession of scheduled drugs.

Brittany S. Long, 29, Washburn: operating after revocation, unauthorized use, violation of bail, trafficking in prison contraband, possession of scheduled drugs.

Laura MacDonald, 31, Houlton: assault with priors, violation of bail (two counts).

Daniel C. Marley, 32, Houlton: domestic violence assault with priors.

Daniel J. Ouellette Jr, 25, Caribou: theft with priors.

Nicole R. Hall, 30, Houlton: trafficking in prison contraband, violation of bail.

Daniel R. Ferranti, 28, Presque Isle: theft (two counts), aggravated criminal mischief.

Stephen M. Desmond, 34, Presque Isle: theft with priors.

Matthew R. Flewelling, 29, Bridgewater: operating after revocation with priors.

Aaron C. Dyer, 33, Presque Isle: operating after revocation.

Chelsey A. Cavagnaro, 30, Caribou: theft by deception.

Scott J. Pelletier, 28, Limestone: unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs (two counts).

Harold Beaulieu, 53, Frenchville: unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs (three counts).

Diana Copellev, 53, Frenchville: unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Jesse E. Sawyer, 36, Linneus: burglary, theft greater than $10,000.

Andrew Adams, 34, Caribou: aggravated trafficking in drugs, possession of scheduled drugs (three counts), violation of bail.

Sabastian Nieves, 19, Fort Fairfield: aggravated assault, domestic violence assault.

Darren T. Daylight, 51, Old Town: unauthorized use of property, theft.

Matthew Selinski, 46, Presque Isle: domestic violence criminal threatening, domestic violence stalking, harassment.

Daniel Bertrand, 45, Presque Isle: aggravated assault.

Kevin G. Davenport, 28, Presque Isle: theft.

Robert W. Dobbins, Jr, 23, Presque Isle: burglary, aggravated criminal mischief, theft (two counts).

Trevor L. Ellis, 21, Limestone: theft, violations of conditions of release.

George E. Peaslee, 39, Presque Isle: theft, violation of conditions of release, eluding, criminal speed, assault, passing a roadblock, driving to endanger.

Travis Styles, 28, Presque Isle: violation of conditions of release, aggravated assault.

Randy Skoly, 60, Amston, Conn.: aggravated criminal mischief, operating snowmobile to endanger, failure to give correct name, failure to report snowmobile accident.

Eldon Jandreau, 63, Portage Lake: theft (two counts), misuse of entrusted property (two counts).

Lawrence D. Cyr, 42, New Sweden: robbery, stealing drugs, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Matthew J. Lovely, 24, Chapman: domestic violence reckless conduct with a weapon, terrorizing with a weapon, domestic violence terrorizing with a weapon, violation of conditions of release, endangering the welfare of a child.

Matthew T. Clark, 38, Houlton: receiving stolen property.

Robert E, Brewer, 25, Hodgdon: burglary, theft, receiving stolen property.

Cleveland D. Kenyon, 25, Weston: operating after revocation.

Billie J. Theriault, 29, Fort Kent: theft.

Damon A. Fagan, 43, Presque Isle: aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs (two counts).

Chad P. Brescia, 43, Caribou: aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs (two counts).

Harmony Cray, 26, Presque Isle: unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Jared R. Ellis, 25, Presque Isle: aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

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