Hancock County grand jury March 9



ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County grand jury March 9 indicted a city man on charges that he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend while she was holding their young daughter last fall.

Josiah E. Estabrook, 22, was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, assault on a child less than 6 years old, domestic violence assault, endangering the welfare of a child and obstructing report of a crime or injury. The alleged incident occurred Oct. 30 in Ellsworth.

The following others also were indicted:

  • Christopher W. Berry, 39, Franklin, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, eluding, criminal speed and violating conditions of his release Sept. 9 in Hancock.
  • Matthew A. Blethen, 24, Ellsworth, one count each aggravated assault, assault, escape and two counts disorderly conduct Aug. 11 in Ellsworth.
  • Michael A. Butler, 42, South Portland, operating after revocation, OUI Sept. 12 in Bar Harbor.
  • Michael D. Church, 45, Franklin, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated criminal trespass, criminal threatening, assault, two counts refusing to submit to arrest, driving to endanger and violating conditions of his release.
  • Shane N. Cohen, 23, Orland, aggravated assault, criminal restraint, assault, unlawful sexual touching Jan. 1 in Orland.
  • Jesse C. Couto, 29, unlawful drug trafficking, illegal importation of scheduled drugs and unlawful drug possession Jan. 21 in Southwest Harbor.
  • Lacretia A. Dieter, 21, Ellsworth, unlawful drug trafficking, unlawful drug furnishing and unlawful drug possession July 13 in Ellsworth.
  • Jeremy J. Eaton, 40, Stonington, arson, aggravated criminal mischief and criminal mischief July 5, 2014, in Stonington.
  • John M. Foster, 39, Ellsworth, aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing, criminal restraint Dec. 3 in Ellsworth.
  • Joseph T. French, 19, Verona Island, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Sept. 9 in Bucksport.
  • Kelly R. Gatcomb, 50, Sullivan, two counts unlawful drug possession and one count violating conditions of release Nov. 22 in Ellsworth; two counts drug trafficking July 24, 2015, in Ellsworth and Aug. 14, 2015, in Sullivan; one count each unlawful drug trafficking, aggravated drug trafficking, three counts unlawful drug possession and two counts criminal forfeiture July 14 and Aug. 3, 2016, in Sullivan.
  • Leon B. Jacobs, 43, Southwest Harbor, unlawful drug trafficking, illegal drug importation Jan. 21 in Southwest Harbor.
  • Dale E. Johnson, 23, Ellsworth, aggravated assault, domestic violence assault Nov. 28 in Ellsworth.
  • Trevor King, 21, Orland, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Sept. 16 in Bucksport.
  • Michael J. LaFountain, 35, Ellsworth, one count burglary and two counts theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Oct. 12 in Ellsworth.
  • Jesse Langley, 38, Ellsworth, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, criminal mischief and criminal trespass Feb. 25 in Surry.
  • Sherman Merchant, 32, Gouldsboro, aggravated drug trafficking Aug. 8 in Gouldsboro.