Two men have been charged with assault in connection with a masked home invasion Sunday morning in Cambridge.
Police said the men, their faces covered with bandannas, made their way into a home on Ripley Road through an unlocked door about 1:20 a.m. Once inside the men allegedly assaulted the 34-year-old woman who lives there when she confronted them, and they made off with prescription medication, according to Dale Lancaster, chief deputy for the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.
The woman reportedly was assaulted a second time outside the home as the men attempted to leave in the getaway car, 2000 Nissan Maxima, Lancaster said.
Charged in the attacks are Ryan Spaulding, 24, of Waterville, who was arrested on a probation hold and issued a summons for assault, and Joshua Chase, 28, of Detroit, who also was arrested on a probation hold and issued a summons for assault.
Melinda Riggs, 25, of Hartland, the alleged driver of the getaway car, was arrested on a probation hold. Riggs is on probation for possession of scheduled drugs. Spaulding is on probation for robbery and Chase is on probation for domestic assault with priors, according to Lancaster.
No weapon was shown during the home invasion, police said. The victim was taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield to be treated for facial, hand and arm injuries, Lancaster said. None of the injuries was considered to be life-threatening, he said.
The getaway car was stopped 10 minutes later on Corinna Road in Dexter by the Dexter Police Department during a routine drunken driving roadblock.
Police got a search warrant for the three people and the impounded car, taking it to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.
Police said they seized pills, drug related paraphernalia, blood and DNA evidence, clothing and footwear.
The Somerset County District Attorney’s Office will review the case and further charges are expected, Lancaster said.