AUGUSTA — Reports of robberies and sex offenses lead the charges handed up Friday by a grand jury in Kennebec County.

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

Four people were indicted on charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with an incident March 17, 2016, in Waterville that police said involved a fake drug deal.

They are Paul A. Bragdon, 36, and Anthony Cruzado, 30, and Emily Marie Buker, 26, all of Waterville, and Aaron R. Cayford, 32, of Skowhegan. Buker also is charged with violating conditions of release from that same incident.

Two Waterville women, Laurie A. Philbrick, 42, and Alison E. Thomas, 36, are facing charges of robbery and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon in connection with a March 5, 2016, incident in Waterville.

A Livermore man, Kristopher Michael Russ, 33, was indicted on charges of robbery, burglary, elevated aggravated assault, burglary, forgery, criminal mischief and two counts each of theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release, all March 14, 2016, in Augusta.

City police said Russ beat a Pike Street man with a cast iron frying pan in that incident.

Corey R. Swift, 27, of Augusta, was indicted on a charge of robbery in connection with an attempted robbery at the Augusta Quick Mart on March 5, 2016. Police said the suspect left the store after being unable to obtain any money.

Carl Langston, 27, of South Portland, was indicted on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and theft by unauthorized taking in connection with an incident Feb. 20, 2016, in Waterville in which a woman was allegedly punched and strangled.

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

• Shane B. Bither, 23, of Augusta, two counts of possession of sexually explicit materials depicting minors under 12, both Dec. 24, 2012, in Augusta.

• Daniel E. Chase, 33, of Windsor, operating after revocation Dec. 2, 2014, in China.

• Eric M. Clark, 19, of Vienna, burglary, criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking March 10, 2016, in Mount Vernon.

• Joel R. Cloutier, 27, of Mount Vernon, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release Jan. 12, 2016, in Augusta.

• Jason Courtemanche, 42, of Clinton, failure to comply with duty under Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 1999 on March 29, 2016, in Clinton.

• John F. Dumas, 50, of Augusta, operating after revocation Feb. 2, 2016, in Augusta.

• Tracy L. Fleischer, 34, of Augusta, elevated aggravated assault and aggravated assault March 4, 2016, in Augusta.

• Donna Lynnette Hall, 46, of Augusta, unlawful trafficking in heroin and violation of condition of release Jan. 19, 2016, in Augusta.

• Jason S. Harfoush, 32, of Vassalboro, operating after revocation Dec. 30, 2015, in Augusta.

• Dominique O. Harrington, 22, of Augusta, domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening and criminal mischief March 21, 2016, in Augusta.

• Phillip J. Herbest Jr., 39, of Lewiston, operating after revocation and violation of condition of release Feb. 14, 2016, in Waterville.

• Robert S. Hipsher, 30, of Portland, unlawful possession of heroin March 14, 2016, in Gardiner.

• Christopher L. Howard, 31, of Gardiner, theft by unauthorized taking between Aug. 11, 2015, and Feb. 4, 2016, in Augusta.

• Arthur D. Howe, 47, of Monmouth, two counts of possession of sexually explicit materials depicting minors under 12, both July 28, 2011, in Monmouth.

• Loni D. Ingalls, 36, of Augusta, three counts of sexual abuse of a minor who was 14 or 15 between Nov. 21, 2015, and Feb. 11, 2016, and aggravated unlawful furnishing of hydrocodone and unlawful possession of hydrocodone between June 1, 2015, and Oct. 26, 2015, in Augusta.

• Steven Joiner, also known as Smeagol, 21, of Rochester, New York, and Nicole Ann Truman, 33, of Augusta, unlawful trafficking in cocaine base and unlawful possession of cocaine base, unlawful trafficking in heroin and unlawful possession of heroin, all March 24, 2016, in Augusta.

• Richard Scott Knight, 34, of Winslow, operating after revocation and violation of condition of release Nov. 11, 2015, in Winslow.

• Lisa Lee, also known as Lisa Morin, Ann Morin and Lisa Ann Earle, 40, of Fairfield, two counts each of aggravated trafficking in heroin and unlawful trafficking in heroin, one count of aggravated trafficking in cocaine and unlawful trafficking in cocaine Oct. 19-21, 2015, in Waterville; criminal forfeiture of $3,834 in cash March 23, 2016, in Portland.

• Lyanne Lemeunier-Fitzgerald, 49, of Belgrade, criminal operating under the influence and operating beyond license condition or restriction Dec. 21, 2015, in Augusta.

• Virginia Marla Marston, 30, of Monmouth, operating after revocation and criminal operating under the influence March 9, 2016, in Winthrop.

• Shawn A. McKeil, 33, of Winslow, theft by unauthorized taking and forgery May 27-Aug. 8, 2015.

• Donald W. Morang, 36, of Augusta, two counts each of aggravated trafficking in cocaine base and aggravated trafficking in heroin March 16-24, 2016, in Augusta.

• Patrick L. Patterson, 26, of Brunswick, gross sexual assault with a victim under 12 between June 1, 2011, and Nov. 30, 2012, in Vienna.

• Justin Michael Ridlon, 28, of Monmouth, gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact Feb. 24, 2016, in Monmouth.

• John Rogers, 36, of Litchfield, domestic violence assault Feb. 26, 2016, in Litchfield.

• Russell D. Rollins, 32, of Augusta, three counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs Sept. 30, 2015, Nov. 9, 2015, and Dec. 16, 2015, all in Augusta.

• Lawrence F. Schmidt, 52, of Fayette, two counts of theft by deception involving unemployment benefits and one of unsworn falsification between April 1, 2013, and Feb. 1, 2014.

• William Seabron, also known as Willie Haze, 24, of Manhattan, New York, two counts of receiving stolen property, firearms, one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, all Jan. 27, 2016; three counts each of unlawful trafficking in cocaine base and unlawful trafficking in heroin Feb. 12-24, 2016, all in Augusta.

• Timothy W. Sounier, 47, of Augusta, aggravated unlawful furnishing of marijuana Oct. 29, 2015.

• Michael M. Thomas, 21, of China, theft by unauthorized taking Jan. 2, 2016, in Augusta.

• Russell W. Truman, 48, of Gardiner, two counts of aggravated trafficking in cocaine base Sept. 24, 2015, and Oct. 5, 2015, both in Gardiner.

• Clayton A. Turner, 21, and Lesli F. Ware, 41, of Waterville, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking Jan. 24, 2016, in Waterville.

• Alexandrea R. Wysote, 27, of Gardiner, unlawful trafficking of heroin March 3, 2016, in Gardiner.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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