BOWDOINHAM — Two Massachusetts men are facing multiple charges, police say, after they broke into a man’s home over the weekend and held a blade to his throat while demanding drugs and money.

Jorge Santiago, 30, and Miguel Rodriguez, 29 , both of Lawrence, Mass., were arrested in the woods shortly after the home invasion and charged with robbery, terrorizing and criminal trespass, Sagadahoc County Sheriff Joel Merry said in a news release Monday.

Santiago and Rodriguez were being held at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset in lieu of $10,000 bail each.

Merry said Santiago and Rodriguez broke into the home of Rodney Skipper at 473 Carding Machine Road about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the release.

“The suspects entered his home and demanded cash, marijuana and medications,” Merry said. “One suspect held a razor to Mr. Skipper’s throat before fleeing with both the money and the drugs.”

Skipper, 42, went to a neighbor’s house and called for help, Merry said.

Sagadahoc County sheriff’s deputies, Richmond police and the Maine Warden Service converged on the area to search for the two men.

Cpl. Ian Alexander, of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff Office, noticed a fresh set of footprints left in the snow as he responded to the call, Merry said.

“He and (Game) Warden Robert Decker were able to track the suspects and apprehend them in the woods,” Merry said.

Merry said police are still investigating the case and asked that anyone with information about it to call his office at 386-5827.


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