Grand jury indicts accused Madawaska church vandal

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HOULTON, Maine — The Aroostook County grand jury handed up 68 indictments for November, including a man accused of causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to Madawaska’s St. Thomas Aquinas Church.

Randy K. Lavoie, 48, of Madawaska was indicted for burglary, aggravated criminal mischief, criminal mischief and unlawful possession of drugs.

Police arrested Lavoie on Oct. 2 after they received a report of suspicious activity at the church. Madawaska Police Chief Jamie Pelletier later said marble walls, plate glass windows and other sanctuary items were damaged, but the church’s pipe organ received the most significant harm.

Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins said it could be a year before investigators determine whether the crime had a hateful motive. The church reopened Nov. 30 with a Mass of reparation led by Bishop Robert Deeley.

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. 

The grand jury also indicted the following:

Kody R. Therrien, 19, North Waterboro: robbery (two counts), terrorizing with a weapon (two counts), assault (two counts) and refusing to submit to arrest.

Darrin N. Cobb, 37, Houlton: domestic violence terrorizing, harassment by telephone, unauthorized use, refusing to submit to arrest and violating conditions of release.

David A. Boyington, 48, Danforth: domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.

David A. Boyington, 48, Danforth: failure to report.

Richard E. Currier, 68, Linneus: negotiating a worthless instrument (three counts), theft and forgery (three counts).

Brandy L. Hartt, 36, Houlton: negotiating a worthless instrument, forgery, receiving stolen property and violating conditions of release.

Brandy L. Hartt, 36, Houlton: forgery (three counts), negotiating a worthless instrument and theft (four counts).


Denise V. Bennett, 33, Limestone: theft.

Joshua M. Hafford, 28, Houlton: aggravated assault and assault.

Ted E. Ivey Jr., 43, Houlton: escape and violating conditions of release.

Brianna D. Reed, 31, Ashland: unlawful trafficking, trafficking in prison contraband, unlawful possession and violating conditions of release.

Brandon C. Sutherland, 40, Houlton: unlawful possession (two counts).

Travis A. McMoarn, 39, Molunkus Township: possession of a firearm, unlawful possession and violating conditions of release.

Dylan J. Desrosiers, 20, Linneus, unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual touching.

Michael J. Pilotte, 47, Oakfield: theft.

David L. Violette, 51, Frenchville: unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawfully furnishing drugs and violating conditions of release.

Kody M. Williams, 27, Augusta: criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, assault and violating conditions of release.

Matthew A. Crisp, 43, Wallagrass: eluding an officer, criminal operating under the influence, failure to stop, criminal speed, driving to endanger and refusing to submit to arrest.

John H. Barretto, 63, Caribou: aggravated assault.

John M. Barretto, 25, Westfield: aggravated assault.

John M. Barretto, 25, Westfield: theft and receiving stolen property.


Bruce A. Hoyt, 30, Levant: unlawful possession of scheduled drugs (two counts).

Rebecca McDougal, 28, Caribou: unlawful possession of scheduled drugs (two counts).

Mikel Cameron, 43, Caribou: tampering with a victim and violating conditions of release (two counts).

Rebecca McDougal, 28, Caribou: theft and violating conditions of release.

Kenneth V. Carmichael, 52, Fort Fairfield: receiving stolen property.

Briana M. Dionne, 23, Caribou: eluding an officer and driving to endanger.

William B. Frazier, 38, Caribou: unlawful possession of drugs (two counts), OUI and violating conditions of release.

Emma Green, 22, Caribou: theft and unlawful possession of drugs.

Jonathan S. Adams, 39, Presque Isle: criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and violating conditions of release.

Stenson J. Gustin, 26, Caribou: unlawful possession of drugs.

Hunter C. Learnard, 23, Van Buren: burglary and theft.

Randy Scott Lee Jr., 43, Presque Isle: operating after revocation, forgery and failure to give correct name.

Amanda A. Nappi, 35, Fort Fairfield: escape, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and violating conditions of release.

Matthew R. Sands, 41, Caribou: operating after revocation and violating conditions of release.

Samantha R. Shorey, 20, Caribou: tampering with a victim.

Kyle D. Williams, 35, Houlton: eluding an officer, criminal speed, operating after revocation, violating conditions of release, driving to endanger and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Alveena Blackwell, 35, Madawaska: aggravated assault.

Timmy J. Soucy, 39, St. David: operating after revocation.

Adria Garcia, 20, Frenchville: reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.

Paul L. Langenbach, 44, Fort Kent: theft (two counts).

Mitchell S. Thompson, 30, Madawaska: operating after revocation.

Richard J. Cyr, 25, Fort Kent: unlawful possession of drugs (two counts) and violating conditions of release.

Austin J. Morin, 22, Washburn: theft by unauthorized taking.

Barrett K. Craig, 20, Ashland: aggravated criminal mischief, criminal mischief and criminal OUI.

Andrea E. Fitzherbert, 34, Presque Isle: theft by unauthorized taking and violating conditions of release.

Jacob C. McKenney, 23, Mars Hill: operating after revocation.

William M. Devine, 41, Presque Isle: burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, criminal mischief, criminal trespass and violating conditions of release.

Anthony M. Spiers, 21, Presque Isle: reckless conduct with a firearm, discharging a firearm near a dwelling and criminal mischief.

Ashton D. Bernier, 21, New Canada: unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Riley J. Alley, 22, Presque Isle: unlawful sexual contact, possession of sexually explicit materials and unlawful sexual touching.

Peter L. Tilley, 53, Fort Fairfield: aggravated assault and domestic violence assault.

Peter L. Tilley, 53, Fort Fairfield: violating conditions of release.

Peter L. Tilley, 53, Fort Fairfield: violating conditions of release (two counts).

Brianna D. Reed, 31, Ashland: unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, unlawfully furnishing scheduled drugs and violating conditions of release (two counts).

Stephanie K. Madore, 30, Caribou: theft by unauthorized taking, burglary, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

Kathy Barnes, 53, Fort Fairfield: violating conditions of release.

Benjamin R. Adams, 48, Presque Isle: operating after revocation.

Timothy W. Hersey, 41, Caribou: unlawfully furnishing scheduled drugs (two counts) and refusing to submit to arrest.

Brock W. Kilcollins, 35, Fort Fairfield: unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and violating conditions of release.

Brock W. Kilcollins, 35, Fort Fairfield: violating conditions of release.

Brock W. Kilcollins, 35, Fort Fairfield: violating conditions of release, theft by unauthorized taking and criminal trespass.

Timothy M. Bolstridge, 41, Masardis: domestic violence terrorizing (two counts).

Derrick M. Camp, 42, Ashland: burglary and domestic violence assault (two counts).

Mark J. Howe, 36, Ashland: domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and obstructing the report of a crime.


Gary D. Whitmore, 50, Perham: unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.