SKOWHEGAN — A local man has been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on a charge of allegedly stabbing another man several times in a fight at Indian Ridge Apartments Feb. 29.
Nathaniel Knight, 31, of Skowhegan, faces seven criminal charges — four of them felonies — including a burglary at nearby West Front Street Market a short time before the stabbing. Knight is accused of stabbing Jason Tibbetts, 34, after a reported fight that spilled outside onto the snowy ground.

An affidavit on file at Superior Court said Tibbetts had been stabbed multiple times in the face, back and hands and was barely conscious when police found him. He was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Tibbetts survived the attack.

Knight was arrested after police found in a bed in the apartment.

At the county jail in East Madison, where he was strip-searched, authorities reportedly found three tablets of the drug clonazepam taped to his leg.

Knight is charged with elevated aggravated assault, a class A felony, in connection with the stabbing. He is additionally charged with trafficking in prison contraband and possession of an illegal drug for allegedly having the drug on him when he was booked at the jail.

He also faces charges of burglary, aggravated criminal mischief and theft for allegedly smashing a glass door at West Front Street Market and stealing a bottle of Allen’s coffee brandy and cigarettes, according court paperwork.

Knight is being held on $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 in property bond.

Also indicted by the grand jury was John Linscott, 60, of Fairfield. He is charged with two counts of trafficking in the synthetic, hallucinogenic drug known as bath salts — once in September and again Feb. 4 when police carried out a search warrant at his Bargains R Us store at 71 Main Street, Fairfield. Each count is a Class B felony.

He is charged additionally with violating the conditions of his release. Linscott is being held without bail at the county jail.

The following people also were indicted by the grand jury.

• William J. McLain Jr., 29, of Fairfield, charged with burglary, theft and aggravated criminal mischief, Jan. 28 in Fairfield.

• George W. Crowley, 61, of Pittsfield, charged with aggravated trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana and trafficking in a scheduled drug, Jan. 24 in Pittsfield.

• Timothy Greenaway, 27, of Canaan, charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, Dec. 12 in Bingham.

• Joshua L. Vincent, 28, of Madison, charged with theft, between Dec. 13 and Jan. 5 in Anson.

• Jay A. Buotte, 50, of Skowhegan, charged in two indictments for felony theft, one Dec. 20 and another Dec. 24, both in Skowhegan.

• Zacheriah Alex Laurinaitis, 21, of Minot, charged with five counts of theft, seven counts of burglary of a motor vehicle and two counts of attempted theft, Dec. 14 in Skowhegan.

• Adam E. Meservey, 22, of St. Albans, charged with burglary and theft, Jan. 17 in St. Albans.

• John W. Grotton, 25, of Augusta, charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief and violating the conditions of release, Nov. 22 in Skowhegan.

• William G. Glaude, 30, of Camden, charged with four counts of violating the conditions of release and criminal simulation, a type of property fraud.

• Matthew A. Green, 24, of Bangor, charged with assault, Jan. 15 in Madison.
 

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