No details available in death of China man

No autopsy result was available Sunday as the investigation continued into the death of 38-year-old James Dodge of China, which police have said is suspicious.

Police were called to Dodge’s Hanson Road home Friday night, and he was taken by ambulance to an Augusta hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland characterized Sunday as “a continued day of investigation as we try to determine what happened inside that house.”

The other three people at Dodge’s home, which belongs to Dodge’s girlfriend, Rebecca Bragg, were interviewed after the death.

“We’re likely to reinterview them,” McCausland said, once police receive a report from the Office of the State Medical Examiner.



At 11:44 p.m. a Beverly Lane caller reported assault.


At 5:02 a.m., a caller from Pine View Estates, Capitol Street, reported a theft.

9:59 a.m., a caller from the Senator Inn, Western Avenue, reported criminal mischief.




At 11:48 p.m., Samuel R. Smith, 22, of Augusta, was arrested at Cheapskates, Northern Avenue, and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and terrorizing.


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