SKOWHEGAN — A Dexter man who was stabbed several times in the abdomen during an alleged home invasion robbery in Harmony in October has been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on four criminal charges.

Gregory V. Hickey, 52, is alleged to have broken into a home Oct. 13 on Highland Avenue in Harmony and assaulted the homeowner. The victim told police there were three men involved in the attack, according to court files.

One of the men reportedly told the victim that he owed someone money and that was the reason for the home invasion, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective Mathew Cunningham of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department. Cunningham found Hickey in the emergency room of Mayo Regional Hospital, suffering from stab wounds a few hours after the alleged attack. A search warrant was carried out at Hickey’s home Oct. 20 and Hickey was arrested.

Cunningham said that Hickey claimed that he was alone visiting the victim’s home and had no intention of robbing him but wanted to beat him up for being a punk. Sheriff Dale Lancaster said Friday that the robbery report is still under investigation and that no one else has been charged.

Hickey has not entered a plea on charges of robbery, a class A felony, and burglary, a class B felony. He also is charged with assault and theft, both misdemeanors. Skowhegan attorney John Martin has been appointed to represent him. Dickey’s arraignment is set for Jan. 28.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but is an indication that enough evidence is present to proceed with trial.

Also indicted by the grand jury were:

• Bruce E. Bennett Jr., 33, of St. Albans, charged with domestic violence assault and aggravated cruelty to animals for having allegedly assaulted his wife and then attacked the family dog with a sword when the animal tried to protect the woman Jan. 3 in St. Albans.

• Tyson M. Archer, 23, of Newport, charged with receiving stolen property July 10, 2012, in Skowhegan.

• Richard A. Austin, 29, of Norridgewock, charged with operating after revocation Oct. 13 in Norridgewock.

• Jerry Michael Libby, 26, of Gray, charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person Aug. 31 in Moose River.

• Thomas D. Holyoke, 58, of Fairfield, indicted on a charge of arson for an incident that took place Dec. 5 in Fairfield.

• Darreyl A. Wright, 36, of Skowhegan, charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs, unlawful trafficking and possession of drugs Dec. 16 in Skowhegan.

• Jason F. Oliver, 39, of Rockwood Strip, charged with theft June 24 in Rockwood Strip.

• Matthew J. Reilly, 25, of Canaan, charged with 10 counts of forgery between Dec. 30 and Jan. 4 in Anson and Athens.

• William Quattrocchi, 24, of Solon, charged with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact Nov. 23, 2012, in Solon.

• Todd T. Spencer, 25, of Palmyra, charged with theft Oct. 27 in Palmyra.

• Antonia R. Nobre, 38, of Dorchester, Mass., charged with robbery and theft Dec. 26 in Fairfield.

• Lorraine M. Conlogue, 31, of Oakland, charged with theft and violation of conditions of release Oct. 24 in Skowhegan.

• Mary Hogan, 55, of Waterville, charged with aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, operating after revocation, operating under the influence and violation of conditions of release Dec. 10 in Skowhegan.

• Michael Anthony Coppa, 25, of Skowhegan, charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief June 9 in Skowhegan.

• Melanie Rossignol, 36, of Skowhegan, charged with burglary and theft July 25 in Skowhegan.

• Craig W. Broga, 50, of Madison, charged with operating under the influence, operating after revocation and aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation Jan. 11 in Skowhegan.

• Scott Osborne, 44, of Industry, charged with domestic violence assault and obstructing the report of a crime or injury Jan. 13 in Anson.

• Jonathan M. Strickland, 25, of Skowhegan, charged with burglary and theft Oct. 2 in Skowhegan.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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Twitter: @Doug_Harlow


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