AUGUSTA — A former city man pleaded guilty Tuesday to burglarizing a Department of Transportation construction site and stealing rolls of copper wire to sell to a scrap metal dealer.

Shawn C. Michaud, 35, of Fayette, was sentenced to two years in prison for the burglary and theft that occurred Sept. 2, 2014, in Augusta. He also was ordered to pay $7,086.39 restitution.

Police identified Michaud as a suspect soon after the burglary because his probation officer indicated Michaud had been selling a lot of copper wire scrap to AIM Recycling, according to the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Kate Marshall.

When the officer and Augusta police Detective Eric Dos Santos went to Michaud’s apartment on Sewall Street, they found scraps of wire similar to the stolen wire, Marshall said. An affidavit filed in court by Dos Santos says, “An empty wire spool with the company tag from 66 Industrial Drive was located in plain view in Michaud’s bedroom.”

A second wire spool was located in a Dumpster outside the apartment.

Michaud told police he had stolen the items and sold the wire.

A number of other people were sentenced Tuesday in hearings in Kennebec superior and Augusta district court cases at the Capital Judicial Center:

• Benjamin R. Beland, 34, of Augusta, domestic violence assault Jan. 14, 2014, in Augusta; 180-day jail sentence, all suspended, two years of probation.

• Jeremy A. Clubbs, 31, of Greenbrier, Tenn., driving to endanger Oct. 24, 2013, in Waterville; $575 fine, 30-day license suspension.

• Marc Daigle, 24, of Dresden, reckless conduct May 20, 2013, in Waterville; seven-day jail sentence, credit for seven days served.

• Richard K. Easler Jr., 36, of Oakland, theft by deception Aug. 28, 2014, in Waterville and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating condition of release Dec. 11, 2014, in Augusta; two-year jail sentence, all but 45 days suspended, two years of probation.

• Robert Ferguson, 60, of Farmingdale, fraudulently obtaining or possessing a hunting license Nov 15, 2014, in Vienna; $250 fine.

• Douglas K. Harriman, 50, of Monmouth, two counts of operating after habitual-offender revocation, Aug. 27, 2014, and Feb. 19, 2015, both in Monmouth; two-year jail sentence, all but six months suspended, one year of probation, $2,000 in fines.

• Joshua J. Merriam, 27, of Presque Isle, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Feb. 14, 2013, in Augusta; $500 fine.

• Justin Partridge, 23, of Jefferson, receiving stolen property May 28, 2013, in Augusta; 30-day jail sentence, all suspended, one year of probation, $500 restitution

• Tasha M. Sampson, 29, of Pittston, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer June 26, 2014, in Gardiner; 180-day jail sentence, all but 21 days suspended, one year of administrative release; restitution, $17.68.

• Charles F. Santana, 26, of Waterville, unlawful possession of scheduled drug Nov. 19, 2004, in Waterville; 364-day jail sentence, all but 45 days suspended, one year of probation, $400 fine.

• Luc W. Tieman, 31, of Fairfield, criminal mischief Sept. 5, 2014, in Winslow; 48-hour jail sentence, credit for time served, $100 restitution.

• Robert Works, 53, of Augusta, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Oct. 26, 2014, in Augusta; 180-day jail sentence, all suspended, one year of administrative release, $12 restitution.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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