SKOWHEGAN — A Somerset County grand jury last week handed down a total of six indictments against six people.

Included in the indictments was Julie Smith, 58, of Skowhegan, charged with theft and tampering with public records while serving as an office clerk at the district attorney’s office, and Claudia Viles, 65, charged with theft, six counts of failure to pay Maine income tax, five counts of failure to make and file Maine state income tax and tampering with public records, all as tax collector for the town of Anson.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but is a determination by the grand jury that enough evidence is present to proceed with a trial.

Also indicted were the following:

• Daniel R. Bryant, 27, of Hartland, charged with possession of scheduled drugs and operating after suspension June 25 in Palmyra.

• Patrick Hale Lloyd, 27, of Providence, R.I., charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs May 26 in Skowhegan.


• Robert R. Murphy, 28, of Detroit, charged with aggravated assault and assault July 9 in Detroit.

• Jarrod A. Russell, 33, of Norridgewock, charged with operating after revocation June 19 in Skowhegan.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

Twitter: @Doug_Harlow

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