AUGUSTA — A city woman was indicted Friday on charges related to a June robbery at The Big Apple convenience store in Augusta.

Jessica L. Morang, 37, formerly of Pittston, faces a class B count of robbery, which carries a maximum 10-year prison term; and a class C count of theft by unauthorized taking, which carries a maximum five-year prison term, both in connection with the June 21, 2016, incident at the store on Stone Street.

The latter charge says Morang was convicted previously of burglary in 2010 in Cumberland County and theft in Augusta in 2008.

Morang was arrested Aug. 2 on the robbery charge and is free on bail.

At the time of Morang’s arrest, Augusta police said security camera footage showed a suspect wearing pajama pants, a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses enter the store and demand money, fleeing with it on foot.

A man accused of being her accomplice in that robbery, Abraham C. Matt, 30, of Augusta and Whitefield, pleaded guilty Oct. 6 to a separate robbery at the same store that occurred July 25, 2016, also in Augusta. He was sentenced to 42 months in prison.


The indictment against Morang was one of a number of indictments 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.

A former Gardiner teacher and coach acquitted by an Oxford County jury in July 2014 of domestic violence charges was indicted Friday on new charges.

Matthew B. Dineen, 47, of Gardiner, faces one count of domestic violence stalking in connection with incidents between Oct. 25, 2015, and Aug. 11, 2016; and two counts of violation of a protective order, July 27 and Aug. 11, 2016, all in Augusta and all naming the same woman as the victim.

In November 2010, Dineen was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of illegally touching a 16-year-old high school student and violating a protective order by calling his wife.

Earlier that year, Dineen resigned from his teaching post at Gardiner Area High School. He had taught at Carrie Ricker School in Litchfield before that.

Dineen’s attorney, Jason Jabar, said Tuesday, that Dineen will be pleading not guilty to the charges at his arraignment. “I do expect an acquittal,” Jabar said.


Here is a list of others indicted:

• Travis Scott Arbour, 24, of Windsor, two counts each of burglary, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release May 31-June 1, 2016, all in Windsor.

• Jason E. Batista, 34, of China, domestic violence assault July 26, 2016, in Augusta.

• Anthony Cappuccio, 28, of Pittston, three counts of unlawful trafficking in heroin, July 11, 2016, in Pittston and Augusta and July 29, 2016, in Randolph.

• Mark A. Christian, 35, of Litchfield, eluding an officer, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, criminal speed and driving to endanger, all June 21, 2016, in Monmouth.

• Shawn A. Dallas, also known as “Glow,” 24, of New York City, New York, aggravated trafficking in heroin, two counts of unlawful possession of cocaine, all Aug. 15, 2016, in Augusta. He previously was convicted in June 2015 in Augusta of unlawful trafficking that occurred Dec. 9, 2014.


• Arlene M. Edson, 32, of Augusta, three counts of assault, June 24, June 27 and July 18, 2016, all in Augusta at Riverview Psychiatric Center. Each charge names a different victim. Edson was arraigned on the charges Monday and bail was set at $1,000 unsecured bond. She remains at Riverview. The indictment lists eight previous assault convictions for Edson from November 2013 to June 2016.

Edson sued the state hospital, the commissioner of the state Department of Health and Human Services and people who were employed at the hospital in December 2013 when she was pepper-sprayed while naked and left without treatment for hours.

The lawsuit, pending in federal court, charges use of excessive force, unreasonable bodily restraint, failure to intervene and failure to train, among other counts, including violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She is seeking compensation for her injuries and damages.

In June 2016, the department and a number of people, including a former hospital superintendent and several other hospital personnel, were dismissed as defendants.

• Andrew L. Fertig, 61, of Clinton, stealing drugs (oxycodone), Aug. 12, 2016; domestic violence assault Aug. 10, 2016, and domestic violence terrorizing July 26, 2016, all in Clinton and all naming the same woman as the victim.

• Crystal H. Gay, 30, of Wayne, criminal operating under the influence and operating beyond license condition or restriction Aug. 7, 2016, in Wayne.


• Asher Gifford, 54, of Albion, five counts of possession of sexually explicit materials depicting children under 12, all May 11, 2016, in Albion.

• Carl Albert Jackson, 24, of Brunswick, theft by unauthorized taking Nov. 18, 2015; possession of firearm by a prohibited person Nov. 8, 2015-Dec. 16, 2015; burglary of a motor vehicle and theft by unauthorized taking Nov. 18, 2015, all in Augusta.

• Devin J. Jackson, 26, of Pittston, three counts of unlawful trafficking in heroin, July 11 and July 27, 2016, in Augusta and July 29, 2016, in Randolph.

• Levi F. Mason, 38, of Vassalboro, two counts of terrorizing and one count each of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and violation of condition of release, all Aug. 6, 2016, in Vassalboro.

• Milo A. Richards, 65, of Clinton, four counts of gross sexual contact, all June 1-Aug. 31, 2009, in Clinton. Two of the charges list a victim under age 12 and two list a victim under age 14 at that time.

• Shain A. Sargent, 45, of Skowhegan, operating after revocation May 27, 2016, in Waterville.


• Edeitha J. Siguenza, 44, of Clinton, theft of lost, mislaid or mistakenly delivered property (a firearm), and possession of a firearm, all June 2, 2016, in Waterville.

• Jason E. Tibbetts, 33, of Winthrop, two counts of arson and one of domestic violence terrorizing, all Aug. 11, 2016, in Winthrop.

• Marie Rose Towers, 37, of Waterville, theft by unauthorized taking May 23, 2016, in Waterville.

• John M. Wiechman, 28, of Buxton, theft by deception Jan. 5, 2016, in Augusta.

• Matthew P. Woodcock, 21, of Augusta, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, May 7 and June 5, 2016, both in Augusta.

• Bryan A. Worcester, 29, of Brewer, unlawful possession of scheduled drug containing methamphetamine July 30, 2016, in China.


• Torie M. York, 39, of Waterville, unlawful possession of oxycodone, unlawful possession of diazepam (a sedative used in treatment for anxiety and seizures), and violation of condition of release, all May 11, 2016.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams

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