Grand Jury hands up July indictments

10 months ago

HOULTON, Maine — The Aroostook County grand jury handed up 47 indictments for July, including a Presque Isle man facing several counts of theft and criminal mischief.

District Attorney Todd Collins released the indictments on Aug. 10. 

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but an indication that there is enough evidence in a case to move forward with a trial. 

Dylan Raymond, 18, formerly of Houlton, was indicted on six counts of criminal mischief and one of aggravated criminal mischief, along with burglary, refusing to submit to arrest and three counts of theft.

Houlton police arrested Raymond May 2 after a caller reported an alleged burglary at Cole’s Shoe Store. Officers allegedly saw him fleeing the scene. Police had received multiple vandalism and burglary calls that week, with residents reporting property damage and stolen items. 

Raymond was charged with five felony counts of Class C motor vehicle burglary, five counts of Class E theft, 12 misdemeanor counts of Class D criminal mischief, one felony count of Class B burglary of a building and one felony count of Class C aggravated criminal mischief, according to police reports.

If he is convicted, Raymond could receive up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine for each Class C count, and up to 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine for the Class B charge. 

The grand jury also indicted a Brunswick man who claimed to have explosives on his truck at the Houlton-Woodstock border crossing. 

Tony Ray Holford, 42, was indicted for criminal threatening with a weapon, terrorizing with a weapon, terrorizing, passing a roadblock, failure to stop and operating without a license.

Holford was driving north on I-95 on May 29, according to police reports. A sign on his vehicle said he had explosives on board. A Maine State Police trooper tried to stop him, but Holford continued toward the border. 

Holford stopped on the United States side, and troopers ordered him out of the vehicle. He resumed driving toward the Port of Entry, and a trooper shot at him but did not injure him, police said. Holford then surrendered.

He was charged with four felony counts related to an alleged bomb and terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and two misdemeanor counts for eluding police.

Police found no explosives in the vehicle. Holford later admitted he never had a weapon.

His next hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Sept. 5 in Houlton.

The jury also indicted the following.

James D. Shaw, 36, Presque Isle: burglary, theft, indecent conduct.

Olivia L. Babin, 41, Fort Kent: aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Philip J. Griffin III, 32, Caribou: theft, criminal operating under the influence, aggravated criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, refusing to submit, assault (two counts).

Easton C. Bull, 45, Washburn: domestic violence terrorizing.

Hunter J. Shannon, 18, Westfield: gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, solicitation of a child, unlawful sexual touching, violating conditions of release.

Landon D. Lovely, 30, Presque Isle: theft by unauthorized taking.

John S. King, 45, Caribou: theft by unauthorized taking, criminal trespass.

Kody J. Hornick, 31, Caribou: aggravated trafficking (three counts), unlawful possession of scheduled drugs (two counts).

Shelby L. York, 32, Presque Isle: aggravated trafficking (three counts), unlawful possession of scheduled drugs (two counts).

Katie L. Ramus, 35, Presque Isle: unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, operating a defective motor vehicle.

Rebecca A. McDougal, 28, Caribou: theft by unauthorized taking (two counts).

David J. Theriault, 41, Presque Isle: theft by unauthorized taking (three counts).

Nicole M. Loch, 32, Presque Isle: theft by unauthorized taking (three counts), criminal trespass, violating conditions of release (two counts).

Brian B. Rivard, 25, Manchester, Connecticut: eluding, criminal OUI, driving to endanger, criminal speed, operating without a license.

Evan T. Caldwell, 29, Presque Isle: operating after revocation.

Matthew R. Drake, 34, Presque Isle: unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, violating conditions of release.

Briana M. Dionne, 23, Caribou: eluding, reckless conduct, criminal speed, driving to endanger, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Nickolas A. Robbins-McMahan, 35, Presque Isle: violating conditions of release.

Micah M. Belanger, 25, Portage Lake: unlawful possession of scheduled drugs (two counts), violating conditions of release (two counts).

Nicholas Worthing, 35, Pittston: stalking.

Mark A. Ayotte, 64, Washburn: burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Jesse J. Robbins, 42, Presque Isle: burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Brittany B. Denbow, 33, Masardis: burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Ashley S. Moore, 39, Fort Fairfield: burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, violating conditions of release.

James W. Tarr Jr., 57, Smyrna: domestic violence stalking, violating protective order (two counts), stalking.

Sean M. Cloney, 32, Caribou: operating after revocation, violating conditions of release.

Madison C. Black, 26, Monticello: domestic violence on a child younger than 6, endangering the welfare of a child, violating conditions of release.

Bobby Jo Black, 55, Monticello: tampering with a witness or informant.

Nadine Duplessis, 46, Doaktown, New Brunswick: unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, illegal importation of drugs.

Cody T. Trahan, 26, Machias: aiding escape, refusing to submit to arrest.

Christopher D. Condon, 46, Portage Lake: operating after revocation, violating conditions of release.


Benjamen M. Ireland, 27, Smyrna: eluding an officer.

Andrew W. Reeves, 39, Hodgdon: theft by unauthorized taking.

Damien S. Jimmo, 19, Presque Isle: violating conditions of release.

Codie D. Ricci, 20, Sherman: aggravated assault, domestic violence assault.

Yolanda M. Smith, 34, Mars Hill: eluding, refusing to submit, criminal speed, driving to endanger.

Ares J. Rattray, 25, Charleston: trafficking in prison contraband. 

Christopher R. Ross, 42, Waterboro: tampering with a witness or informant, violating conditions of release.

Ares J. Rattray, 25, Charleston: aggravated trafficking (two counts), unlawful possession of scheduled drugs (three counts).

Austin A. McAfee, 24, Houlton: aggravated trafficking, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs (three counts).

Tyler E. McCluskey, 25, Smyrna: gross sexual assault, aggravated assault, domestic violence assault.

April D. Drew, 39, Houlton: theft by unauthorized taking.

Kara L. Health, 39, Houlton: theft by unauthorized taking (two counts), negotiating a worthless instrument.

Michael J. Pilotte, 47, Houlton: theft by unauthorized taking.

Brittany R. Scott, 37, Littleton: unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Writer Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli contributed to this report.