SKOWHEGAN — A Palmyra man faces eight counts of writing bad checks for hundreds of dollars in cash and services in six separate indictments handed down by a Somerset County grand jury.

Rex A. Call Jr., 28, of Wyman Road, allegedly wrote checks to people and businesses in Hartland, Pittsfield, Palmyra and St. Albans from Oct. 2012 through July of this year, according to the indictments handed down on Friday. All of the charges are Class C felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison on each charge.

Count one of the indictments alleges Call wrote 21 bad checks in the course of one week in Pittsfield in July. He also is charged with writing checks for $1,500 to a Pittsfield rental company in July.

He previously was convicted of a theft in Somerset County in November 2006 and on theft by deception and forgery charges in Newport District Court in March 2012, according to the indictment.

Call is scheduled to be arraigned in court on the indictments Sept. 18.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but is a determination that there is enough evidence against a person to proceed with charges in superior court.

Also indicted by the grand jury was James I. Taylor, 35, of Norridgewock, who took police on a chase through Somerset and Kennebec counties last month. Police said speeds exceeded 115 mph from Norridgewock and into Fairfield before he was arrested in Augusta.

Taylor is charged by the grand jury with eluding a police officer and passing a police roadblock Aug. 24, both Class C felonies. He is charged additionally with failure to stop for a police officer, driving to endanger and criminal speed, all misdemeanor charges.

Others indicted by the grand jury were:

• Jason A. Savage, 22, of Skowhegan, charged with violation of the conditions of release in one indictment and with two counts of Class B felony trafficking in heroin in Skowhegan in June in the second indictment against him.

• Allisha R. Savage, 24, of Skowhegan, charged with felony trafficking in heroin and cocaine, also in June in Skowhegan.

• Roland David Grose, 54, of Fairfield, charged with felony criminal threatening in Fairfield in July.

• Eddie D. Deberry, 34, of Skowhegan, charged with a felony violation of the sex offender registration act. He was convicted of failure to comply with the registration act in February, according to the indictment.

• Tracy A. Wright, 53, of Livermore Falls, charged with three felony counts of violation of conditions of release, in August in Jackman.

• David R. Oviatt, 43, of Pittsfield, charged with criminal operating under the influence in Pittsfield in July. He has three previous OUI convictions in other states since 2006, according to the indictment.

• Daniel R. Leary, 22, of Pittsfield, charged with felony domestic violence assault and with misdemeanor violation of conditions of release and obstructing the report of a crime, in Pittsfield in August.

• Peter Glenn Wing, 51, of Palmyra, charged with felony domestic violence assault, assault on a police officer and domestic violence criminal threatening in August in Palmyra.

• Justin B. Adams, 19, of Madison, charged with felony domestic violence assault and misdemeanor obstructing the report of a crime, in Madison in August. He faces a second indictment for felony violating the conditions of release, also in Madison in August.

• Michael K. Luce, 49, of Solon, charged with felony domestic violence assault, in Solon in August. He was convicted of domestic violence assault in March, according to the indictment.

• Pamela R. Everett, 53, of Norridgewock, charged with felony trafficking in prison contraband — Clonazeoam tablets — in Madison in April.

• Christy L. Newell, 33, of Skowhegan, charged with felony theft in Skowhegan in July. She has two previous theft convictions in Waterville in 2009, according to the indictment.

• Paul K. Legasse, 33, of Skowhegan, charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor violating the conditions of release, in Skowhegan in August.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367
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