WILTON — Police have arrested the second of two men wanted on warrants for allegedly assaulting a Wilton man June 30 with a homemade wooden club.

Juan Colon, 23, of Livermore Falls, turned himself in at the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning, according to Chief Heidi Wilcox of the Wilton Police Department.

The other man wanted on a warrant in the same assault, Kahner Dee, 18, of Jay, was arrested Friday around 4 p.m. at Sears in Farmington, after the police learned he could be found there.

The two men are charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking 43-year-old Jason White, of Wilton, with the club during a fight stemming from an argument earlier that day about a drug deal, Wilcox said.

A third man involved in the fight, Benjamin York, 18, of Jay, was arrested July 2 and charged with aggravated assault.

White was arrested by the Jay Police Department and is charged with felony criminal threatening. He was originally charged with the more serious terrorizing.

According to a Franklin County Superior Court affidavit, White threw a Molotov cocktail, a homemade incendiary device, into the road to scare the three men — Colon, Dee and York — who followed him back to Wilton and assaulted him in front of his home.

Officer Andrew Hardy responded to a call about the fight on Main Street at 8:05 p.m. on June 30.
Wilcox said Hardy found White laying unconscious on the street, bleeding from the head. He was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington and underwent surgery. The next day he was released from the hospital, then arrested.

Witnesses in the area who helped White after he was attacked told police three men fled the scene in a green sport utility vehicle.

York and Dee have been released on a Maine Pre-Trial Services contract, which includes no contact with each other or Colon, no possession of illegal drugs or weapons and being subject to search. Colon’s bail has been set at $5,000 or he can accept a Maine Pre-Trial Services contract.

Aggravated assault is a class B crime and punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

Kaitlin Schroeder— 861-9252
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