An Augusta man is one of three people facing charges in connection with a Lincoln County burglary that netted more than $20,000 in stolen goods.

Jeffrey Lucas, 38, of Augusta, was arrested June 6 on charges of burglary, theft, theft of a firearm and operating after suspension, Lt. Michael Murphy, of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release. Lucas subsequently was freed on bail.

Jeremy Geroux, 36, of Wiscasset, was arrested June 16 on charges of burglary, theft, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, criminal mischief and violating conditions of release. Geroux, who also was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash and operating after suspension in connection with an August 2013 crash in Bristol, was on Thursday charged with cruelty to animals after a warrant authorizing a search of his cellphone was executed, uncovering photos of Geroux having sexual contact with a dog, Murphy said.

Janice Bachelder, 36, of Edgcomb, was arrested June 6 on charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution, receiving stolen property and refusing to submit to arrest. She also was charged with trafficking tobacco into an adult correctional facility. Murphy said Bachelder was caught bringing chewing tobacco to Geroux while he was in Two Bridges Regional Jail.

Geroux and Bachelder remain in jail.

Murphy said the trio in March broke into a home on Hinks Road in Whitefield and stole about $20,000 in cash, loose change and a shotgun.


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