June 06, 2020

Bar Harbor man who set fire to Rockefeller barn sentenced

ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor man who set fire to a barn owned by the Rockefeller family was sentenced recently to a 10-year prison term.

Appearing in Hancock County Superior Court before Judge Robert L. Browne on May 3, Terry Sherbourne, 29, received a prison sentence of 10 years with all but four years suspended. Sherbourne also was ordered to serve a six-year probation with the condition that he undergo counseling and treatment for substance abuse.

Sherbourne set fire to a 70- by 80-foot steel barn on Crooked Road in Bar Harbor on Dec. 18, 1989. The fire destroyed the metal framed building and the farm equipment stored inside it. The building was property belonging to Margaret M. Rockefeller.

Sherbourne pleaded guilty to the Class A crime.

Judge Browne handed down sentences to five other people.

Timothy E. Elfstrom, 27, of Deer Isle, pleaded nolo contendre (did not contest) to aggravated operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, a Class C crime. Elfstrom received a five-year prison sentence with all but 364 days suspended, a $1,000 fine, and a three-year probation. He was ordered to undergo alcohol abuse counseling and make restitution in the amount of $8,000 within the first two years of probation.

Ellery J. Levesque, 46, of Ellsworth, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact against two girls, Class C crimes. Levesque was given two five-year prison sentences to be served concurrently with all but two-and-a-half years suspended. Levesque also received a three-year probation with the condition that he undergo a sex offender program and treatment for substance abuse.

Stephen L. Mansolilli, 41, of Ellsworth, pleaded guilty to criminal threatening and two counts of assault, all Class D crimes. Mansolilli received two 10-month jail sentences to be served consecutively with all but 30 days suspended on one sentence and all suspended on the other. Mansolilli was given a one-year probation with the condition that he undergo treatment for alcohol abuse and that he complete a domestic violence program for men.

Leslie C. Harlow, 37, Ellsworth, pleaded guilty to two counts of negotiating a worthless instrument, Class B and C crimes. Harlow received two concurrent two-year jail sentences with all but 15 days suspended and a four-year probation. A condition of Harlow’s probation is that restitution be made to a Sorrento couple in the amount of $5,500 and to New England Telephone in the amount of $3,000. Further restitution not to exceed $2,500 is to be made to New England Telephone.

Tamara L. Corazalla, 22, of Brooksville, pleaded guilty to reckless conduct, a Class D crime. Corazalla was given an 11-month jail sentence with all but 30 days suspended and one-year probation.

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