FARMINGTON — A Madrid Township man has been indicted on numerous charges, including domestic violence terrorizing, by a Franklin County grand jury.

Sean E. Haley, 32, of Madrid Township, was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, domestic violence assault, obstructing the report of a crime or injury, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and refusing to submit to arrest on July 31 in Madrid.

The Franklin County grand jury handed up 39 indictments last week, including Haley’s.

Also indicted was Bennie T. Bowie, 47, of Carthage, charged with attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and aggravated assault in connection with a Nov. 1 incident in which he allegedly tried to kill his girlfriend.

A Carthage father and son were indicted on drug charges. Russell Smith, 51, of Carthage, was charged with unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, conspiracy and criminal forfeiture on July 30.

His son, Anthony Smith, 30, was charged the same day with unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, falsifying physical evidence, conspiracy and criminal forfeiture.

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

Others indicted included:

• Leo T. Bissonnette, 29, of New Sharon, charged with theft by unauthorized taking from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25 in New Sharon, misuse of identification from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24 in Farmington, and refusing to submit to arrest on Aug. 25 in New Sharon.

• Richard A. Chabot, 48, of Strong, charged with three counts of gross sexual assault on Sept. 25 in Strong.

• Zachary O. Demars, 19, of Carthage, charged with burglary criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release on Aug. 2 in Carthage.

• Shane C. Dunn, 25, of Wilton, charged with sexual abuse of a minor and furnishing liquor to a minor Sept. 29 in Phillips.

• Aree S. Farrington, 66, of Wilton, charged with aggravated assault on Oct. 10 in Wilton.

• Jody Morris, 39, of Wilton, charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, criminal operating under the influence, failure to give correct name and violation of condition of release on Sept. 18 in Jay.

• Kelly J. Sabin, 47, of Wilton, charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, obstructing government administration and violation of condition of release on Dec. 2 in Wilton.

• Daniel S. Searles, 49, of Farmington, charged with theft by insurance deception, failure to report an accident and driving to endanger on Sept. 26 in Phillips.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate


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