April 07, 2020

Grand jury indicts several> Manslaughter in fatal accident most serious char

DOVER-FOXCROFT — A Millinocket man was indicted Wednesday by a Piscataquis County grand jury on a charge of manslaughter involving the death of another Millinocket man.

The indictment was one of several returned by the grand jury that ranged from manslaughter to the theft of women’s underwear.

Edward J. Raymond III, 20, of Millinocket was indicted on charges of manslaughter, aggravated operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, and OUI in connection with the vehicular death of Gerald J. Daigle Jr., 20, of Millinocket.

The accident, which took place May 24 on the state road entrance to Baxter State Park in Township 2 Range 9, occurred when Raymond allegedly failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, according to police. Daigle was a passenger in the car.

The red Pontiac Fiero driven by Raymond struck a soft shoulder off the road, rolled over and vaulted into the air after striking rocks. Police said the vehicle’s roof struck a tree, causing massive head trauma to Daigle and killing him instantly.

Raymond, who received abrasions and bruised ribs, allegedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.08, the legal limit, or more at the time of the accident, according to police reports. Neither man was wearing a seat belt, police said.

A Guilford man was indicted on four counts of burglary, five counts of theft and violation of conditions of release in a case that involved the theft of women’s clothing.

Gregg A. McInnis, 23, was accused of breaking into homes in Sangerville and Guilford in November and stealing women’s clothing, including bras, underpants, pantyhose, slips and swimsuits. He also allegedly took three sets of skis, women’s magazines, prom gowns, checks, jewelry, photographs and money.

Among the women’s garments police recovered were 139 pairs of underwear, 10 slips, 54 bras, four dresses, three body suits, one skirt, three prom gowns, 16 shirts, two panty girdles, 13 bathing suits, seven nightgowns, seven robes and 18 pairs of pantyhose.

A 64-year-old Guilford man, Lawrence E. Easler, was indicted on two counts of gross sexual assault and four counts of unlawful sexual contact involving a 9-year-old girl in Parkman.

Two people were indicted on trafficking charges involving marijuana.

Donna L. Bubar, 27, of Orneville was indicted on charges of aggravated trafficking and criminal forfeiture. On Aug. 22, 1996, police found several bags of marijuana in a freezer in Bubar’s house and freshly harvested marijuana being dried in a bedroom. Outside her home, 68 marijuana plants were found growing in one patch and six additional marijuana plants were found growing in 5-gallon buckets. Several firearms found in the home were confiscated by police.

Richard Pratt, 58, of Monson also was indicted on charges of aggravated trafficking and criminal forfeiture. These charges stem from a search at his home on the Blanchard Road on June 2. Police allegedly found 78 starter marijuana plants, a jar of marijuana, 13 plants growing outside Pratt’s home and several guns, which were confiscated.

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