AUGUSTA — A Waterville man will spend a year in prison for threatening four people with a crowbar and an Airsoft rifle during a robbery.

The man, Joshua M. Bilodeau, 19, pleaded guilty in Kennebec County Superior Court Tuesday to the robbery in which people were threatened with the crowbar and an Airsoft rifle about an alleged $60 drug debt.

Bilodeau was sentenced to six years in prison with all but one year suspended and three years’ probation. He was banned from contact with the four victims and two codefendants.

Court records show the attack occurred May 4 on May Street in Waterville. People at the home were able to subdue one of the three men who demanded the money. The other two men fled and no money actually was taken.

Grant said there was no serious injury.

Bilodeau was ordered to pay restitution of up to $250.


His attorney, Robert Ruffner, said Bilodeau denied handling either the crowbar or the Airsoft rifle. Statements by others at the scene indicated Bilodeau fought with his hands.

Also sentenced Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court was Jason S. Boucher, 31, of Vassalboro, for domestic violence assault and operating while license suspended or revoked on June 29 and operating under the influence April 18, all in Vassalboro.

He was given a 364-day jail sentence, all but 60 days suspended, one year probation, $750 in fines, and a 90-day license suspension.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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