SKOWHEGAN — A Detroit man accused of entering a Cambridge woman’s home through an unlocked door and stealing prescription medication admitted to the crime on Monday.
Joshua Chase, 28, pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, burglary and theft Monday morning in Skowhegan District Court, according to court records. A Waterville man and woman from Hartland have also been charged in connection with the March 23 home invasion and are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
They are among 17 people to be indicted last week by a Somerset County Grand Jury. An indictment is not a determination of guilt but means that there is enough evidence to bring a case to trial.
Ryan Spaulding, 24, of Waterville, and Melinda Riggs, 25, of Hartland, were each indicted on charges of robbery, burglary, theft and assault.
Chase was originally indicted on an assault charge as well, but according to court records that charge has been dismissed.
According to police, the two men entered the home of a 34-year-old Cambridge woman through an unlocked door at around 1:20 a.m. on March 23. They wore masks to cover their faces and used physical force when the victim tried to stop them from stealing methadone, a drug she had been prescribed, according to the court records.
Riggs was allegedly driving a 2000 Nissan Maxima that served as a getaway car. The victim was taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield to be treated for facial, hand and arm injuries, according to police.
Also indicted by the grand jury on Thursday were the following:
Anthony E. Almeida III, 30, of Belgrade, charged with trafficking in prison contraband on Feb. 15 in Madison.
Chad Beane, 37, of Fairfield, charged with theft on April 27 in Fairfield.
Coty A. Brown, 19, of Pleasant Ridge Plantation, charged with burglary and theft on Feb. 27 in Pleasant Ridge Plantation.
Jared C. Colby, 22, of Fairfield, charged with possession of methamphetamine and trafficking of scheduled drugs on April 9 in Fairfield.
Matthew T. Cooley, 28, of Anson, charged with violation of bail and violation of protection from abuse order.
Ross Correia, 23, of Cornville, charged with theft on Jan. 30 in New Portland.
Brian L. Cowan III, 25, of Palmyra, charged with operating after revocation on Feb. 5 in Pittsfield.
Elizabeth A. Damron, 32, of Corinna, charged with theft on Feb. 2 in Palmyra.
Douglas A. Dewalt, 46, of Skowhegan, charged with aggravated criminal mischief on April 9 in Skowhegan.
Kurtis W. Dyer, 52, of Madison, charged with theft on Feb. 24 in Skowhegan.
Zachary J. Erkson, 24, of Phillips, charged with burglary and theft on Oct. 16 in Lexington Township.
Cameron M. Starkey, 21, of Norridgewock, charged with gross sexual assault in December in Hartland.
Justin E. Stevens, 22, of Skowhegan, charged with theft and motor vehicle burglary on April 16 in Skowhegan.
James W. Thomas, 46, of Plymouth, charged with operating under the influence and operating beyond license restriction on Dec. 22 in Palmyra.
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