FARMINGTON — A New Vineyard man has been indicted on a dozen charges stemming from an incident in April in which he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and two police officers.

This week, a Franklin County grand jury indicted Kirk Hamel, 43, of New Vineyard, on charges of domestic violence assault, two counts of assault on an officer, operating under the influence of drugs, refusing to submit to arrest, violation of condition of release, three counts of criminal mischief, reckless conduct, operating after suspension and operating an unregistered vehicle.

On April 30 Wilton police received multiple calls about a black Chevrolet Camaro driving recklessly over lawns on Main Street. One man reported that the driver, Hamel, almost struck bystanders and the witness’s dog on a lawn.

Police later found the vehicle parked on Tyler Street and at the same time located Hamel and his girlfriend. After Hamel allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in front of the officers, they tried to arrest him. Hamel allegedly resisted arrest and fought with the officers, kicking them and striking them both in the head and face.

Attempts to use a Taser to subdue Hamel had minimal effect, Wilton police Chief Heidi Wilcox said at the time. The officers suffered minor injuries but were able to place Hamel under arrest.

Hamel was among 28 people who were indicted when a Franklin County grand jury convened this week. An indictment is not a finding of guilty, but a determination that there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial.

Others indicted included:

• Kyle Bernard, 26, of Wilton, charged with conspiracy to commit and importation of scheduled drugs.

• Brian N. Bitting, 37, of Wilton, charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence assault.

• Sean Micheal Blalock, 31, of Wolcott, Connecticut, on charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and attempted aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

• Rebekah J. Brown, 42, of Farmington, on charges of domestic violence assault and obstructing report of a crime or injury.

• Erik S. Cook, 21, of Augusta, on charges of aggravated assault and obstructing a reporter of a crime or injury.

• Anthony P. Coscia, 29, of Wilton, on charges of domestic violence assault and violation of conditions of release.

• Keegan Dunican, 19, of Damariscotta, on a charge of reckless conduct.

• Charles Lee Gannon Jr., 24, of Rumford, on charges of aggravated forgery and theft by deception.

• Brandon L. Hall, 24, of Jay, on charges of theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release.

• Gerry L. Ingersoll, 56, of Anson, on a charge of operating after revocation.

• Jason M. Jarvis, 30, of Wilton, on charges of aggravated assault and domestic violence terrorizing.

• Michael P. Kimball, 32, of Farmington, on a charge of operating after revocation.

• Marco E. Krauthamer, 28, of Freeport, on charges of theft by unauthorized taking and violation of condition of release.

• Cassandra Lamoureux, 28, of Wilton, charged with assault on a child less than 6 years old.

• Lauren J. Leonard, 24, of Industry, on charges of conspiracy to commit and illegal importation of drugs.

• Jonathan M. Maginnis, 24, of Madison, on a charge of burglary.

• Sharon S. McDougal, 47, of Glenburn, on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

• Thomas A. Mowat, 54, of Mexico, on charges of criminal operating under the influence and operating beyond license condition or restriction.

• Tami L. Ouellette, 43, of Wilton, on charges of gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and visual sexual aggression against a child.

• Rupert R. Potter, 40, of Phillips, on a charge of negotiating a worthless instrument.

• Dylan M. Ricker, 24, of Madison, on a charge of burglary.

• Michael R. Russell, 28, of Farmington, on charges of operating after revocation and unlawful use of a license.

• Herbert Louis Small, 21, of Jay, on charges of receiving stolen property.

• Todd P. Sullivan, 24, of Jay, on charges of aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation and criminal operating under the influence.

• Kenneth W. Tourtelotte, 41, of Jay, on charges of operating after revocation and violation of conditions of release.

• Logan D. White, 27, of Industry, on charges of illegal importation of scheduled drugs, conspiracy to commit and three counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

• Lance F. Woodbury, 40, of Wilton on a charge of violation of conditions of release.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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