May 30, 2020

Hermon man indicted for assault, standoff > Brackett in jail on domestic violence charges

BANGOR — A Hermon man with a lengthy history of domestic violence was indicted by a Penobscot County grand jury Monday on a series of charges stemming from a domestic assault and subsequent police standoff last month.

Randall Brackett, 39, also was in District Court Monday morning for violating conditions of his release, for allegedly contacting the victim of his assault by telephone last Friday.

Conditions of his bail forbid him from having any contact with the victim.

Brackett remained in Penobscot County Jail Monday night. A District Court judge set bail for Bracket at $20,000 single surety or 20 percent cash.

The grand jury on Monday indicted Brackett for felony assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief and terrorizing.

Brackett’s girlfriend fled her Hermon home and called police at 12:43 p.m. Jan. 15 after Brackett allegedly punched her, threw her around the house and threatened her with a handgun.

Police arrived and tried to make contact with Brackett, but he reportedly refused intitially to speak to police and would not come out of the house.

The Maine State Police tactical team was called to the scene and after nearly eight hours tossed tear gas into the house, driving Brackett out.

After being arrested and later released on bail, Brackett was reportedly picked up by police again in Dexter last week for consuming alcohol, also a violation of his bail. He was quickly released from jail on that charge and was free until last Friday when he allegedly called his girlfriend.

A Brewer man accused of stabbing his wife with a butter knife in December was indicted Monday for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

James Kelly, 47, is accused of stabbing his wife in the back during a domestic dispute. His wife suffered only minor injuries, according to police.

The couple’s 2-year-old child was at home when the stabbing occurred.

The grand jury also handed up the following indictments Monday at Penobscot County Superior Court:

James A. Bennett, 47, Bangor, theft.

Scott Boody, 30, Old Town, acquiring drugs by deception.

Arthur Cunningham, 70, Bangor, negotiating a worthless instrument; operating after revocation.

William Fay, 22, Bangor, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon; tampering with a victim; two counts assault; violation of protection order; and violation of condition of release.

Michael A. Fitzgerald, 33, Bangor, aggravated operating under the influence and operating after suspension.

Tara Genthner, 20, Waldoboro, burglary and theft.

Perry L. Gifford, 29, Stillwater, operating after revocation.

Justine Hanscom, 27, Bangor, failure to appear.

Alan Hatch, 39, East Corinth, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon; assault.

Lloyd M. Hopkins, 35, Bangor, operating after revocation.

David A. Kelly II, 19, Brewer, four counts burglary to a motor vehicle; theft; and burglary.

Kirk A. Michaud, 27, Brewer, operating after revocation; operating under the influence; failure to stop; aggravated forgery; and failure to give correct name.

Greta J. Neptune, 25, Old Town, operating after revocation and operating under the influence.

Travis Philbrook, 19, Milford, four counts burglary to a motor vehicle and three counts theft.

David Sawyer, 23, Brewer, burglary to a motor vehicle and assault.

Lionel St. Hilaire, 36, Lakeville, burglary; theft; possession of a firearm by a felon.

Travis Thibodeau, a k a Travis Murray, 19, Cardville, burglary and theft.

United States Attorney’s Office indictments:

James White, 32, Lincoln, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs-firearm; two counts criminal forfeiture.

Shari White, 27, Lincoln, trafficking in scheduled drugs.

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