Alleged shooter’s wife also arrested

ELLSWORTH Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday arrested the wife of a Milbridge man who has been charged with attempted murder in a Dec. 20 shooting at a Trenton residence.

Sherry Smith, 49, was charged with aggravated attempted murder and robbery and taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Smith’s husband, Larry W. Smith, 51, is still incarcerated at the jail on charges of attempted murder and robbery. Larry Smith’s bail has been set at $250,000 cash.

District Attorney Matt Foster said Sherry Smith is accused of stabbing one of the men the couple were trying to rob.

“We believe they were after drugs and money,” Foster said. “They stole two safes.”

Two men shot in the Dec. 20 incident were taken to a hospital for treatment and have survived, according to Foster.

Smith is scheduled for a bail hearing Wednesday.

According to deputies, police were able to track down Larry Smith after the incident when he had a car accident in the town of Holden. Smith was injured and taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he was treated and released the next morning and then arrested.

Jennifer Osborn

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