AUGUSTA — A Clinton man was indicted Friday on charges that accused him of injuring two men with a baseball bat last April in Albion.

Jeremy Richard Brown, 30, faces two counts of aggravated assault from an incident April 16 that left one man in a medically induced coma for days, according to a prosecutor at a bail hearing last week. Another man was also named as a victim in the second count.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

Brown had been free on bail on the aggravated assault charges when he was arrested July 18 in Waterville on charges of operating under the influence, operating after suspension and violating conditions of release.

On Thursday at a hearing at the Capital Judicial Center, Brown’s attorney, Charles T. Ferris, asked a judge to set a cash-only bail for Brown since Maine Pretrial Services rejected him as a candidate for supervision. A judge on Monday had required the latter component.

Ferris told Judge Evert Fowle that Brown had disarmed the alleged victim of the baseball bat attack and should be allowed bail on the newer charges.

“Frankly, this was a pretty big lapse of judgment,” Ferris said. “He had been out and there were no further acts of violence.”

Prosecutor Assistant District Attorney Tracy DeVol said Brown hasn’t had a license since 2010.

“The state considers this very serious,” she said.

Fowle set Brown’s bail at $4,000 cash with a number of conditions, including prohibiting Brown from having contact with the men named as victims in the assault charges as well as from possessing weapons.

Brown has yet to be arraigned on the indictment and remained in the Kennebec County jail on Monday.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt, but it indicates that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

A number of other people were indicted Friday by the Kennebec County grand jury:

• Victoria Atz, 23, of Coram, New York, aggravated trafficking in heroin, unlawful trafficking in cocaine base and illegal importation of cocaine base, all June 1 in Oakland.

• Tiona Brown, 21, of Bronx, New York, three counts of unlawful trafficking in heroin, Dec. 5, 2014-June 11, 2015, and criminal forfeiture of $2,826 seized June 11, 2015, all in Augusta.

• Ryan C. Cray, 29, of Richmond, burglary, attempted theft and refusing to submit to arrest March 10 in Litchfield.

• Ty Donahue-Beard, 37, of Fairfield, aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and operating without a license May 1 in Winslow.

• Marktese J. Frazier, 26, of Lyman, unlawful possession of cocaine, having a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and criminal forfeiture of a .38-caliber special handgun, all Feb. 22 in Augusta.

• Jason Funderburke, 29, of Manhattan, New York, two counts of aggravated trafficking in cocaine base Feb. 6-11 in Waterville and aggravated trafficking in cocaine base and two counts of aggravated trafficking in heroin June 1 in Oakland.

• Kaleb J. Glidden, 18, of Augusta, unlawful possession of cocaine Feb. 22 in Augusta.

• Sterling H. Hartin, 22, of Waterville, aggravated assault and domestic violence assault March 19 in Winslow.

• Walter B. Hawkins, 25, theft by unauthorized taking Feb. 4 in Augusta.

• Michael Hill, 23, of Coram, New York, aggravated trafficking in heroin, aggravated trafficking in cocaine base, conspiracy to commit unlawful trafficking in drugs and illegal importation of heroin and/or crack cocaine all June 1 in Oakland.

• Kyle J. Jones, 19, of Shannon, North Carolina, unlawful possession of cocaine Feb. 22 in Augusta.

• James E. Koulovatos, 34, of Minot, criminal operating under the influence May 6 in Winthrop.

• Devin Linnell, 24, of Waterville, unlawful trafficking in heroin April 9 in Augusta.

• John D. Malley, 44, of Augusta, domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault and violation of condition of release all March 7 in Augusta.

• Lauriston P. McKenney, 31, of Waterville, four counts of burglary of a motor vehicle and two counts each of criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking March 1-4 in Waterville.

• Shane W. Milliken, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking March 14 in Winthrop.

• Arnold P. Smith Jr., 53, of Vassalboro, aggravated criminal trespass and unlawful sexual contact April 18 in Vassalboro.

• Joshua D. Smith, 35, of Gardiner, three counts of unlawful sexual contact and one count each of gross sexual assault and aggravated unlawful furnishing of marijuana June 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015, in Vassalboro and Gardiner.

• Jarrod Z. Standring, 31, of Farmingdale, three counts of sexual abuse of a minor Jan. 12-Feb. 17 in Augusta and Waterville.

• John P. Stevens, 49, of Augusta, receiving stolen property April 27 in Augusta.

• Emery Theodore Tenney, 36, of Augusta, burglary and criminal mischief Dec. 14 2014, in Augusta.

• Merton E. Weed Jr., 43, of Norway, aggravated forgery and misuse of identification April 1 in Waterville.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

[email protected]

Twitter: @betadams


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.