Friday, March 24, 2017

Blast from the Past - 1994

This is an article from the November 3, 1994 edition of the Courier Gazette, written by Leanne M. Robicheau:

TENANTS HARBOR - Two Knox County Sheriff's Department deputies were assaulted when they responded to an accident on Route 131 Friday night, which resulted in the arrest of several adults and minors.

Lamont "Chris" Allen, 19, of Thomaston was arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and escape. Corey Allen, 22, of Thomaston was arrested and charged with assault and obstructing government administration. A juvenile arrested was charged the same, according to Sgt. Reggie Walker.

The deputies first responded to an accident involving two minors prior to the arrests.

Shasta Johnson, 17, of Tenants Harbor was traveling north on Route 131 in a 1985 Ford Escort when she attempted to pass a 1993 Ford Mustang driven by Jamie Allen, 17, of Thomaston. As Johnson passed on the left, Allen turned left and struck the left side of Johnson's vehicle. The accident caused $1,500 damages to the Mustang and $500 damage to the Ford. There were no injuries involved in the accident and no citations issued, Walker said. Neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

However, a group of young people arrived at the scene and started fighting. Walker and Deputy Mike Young broke up the fight and told the youngsters to leave or they would be arrested. The teenagers began assaulting the deputies. One of the perpetrators fled to a nearby apartment and the fight ensued inside. Deputies got permission from the apartment owner to enter, and the three were arrested.

Deputies Paul Pinkham, Richard Abshire and Donna Dennison were called for back-up and assisted in the arrests.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Knox County Jail Positions Open!

The Knox County Jail currently has positions available for both full-time corrections officers, and per diem corrections officers (on-call as needed but we can work around your schedule). If you're interested, please check out the Knox County's Positions Available. This LINK will take you directly to it!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Aggravated Assault Arrest of Travis Reed of Friendship - March 12, 2017

At approximately 5:00 a.m., Sunday, March 12th, Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Maine General Hospital after receiving information that someone was there with obvious signs of being in a fight in Friendship.

Deputy Jeremy Joslyn went to the hospital to talk with the victim.  The victim stated he had been at a residence in Friendship and questioned a Travis P. Reed, 19, of Friendship regarding statements he was saying about him. The victim stated that Travis started punching him in the face and didn’t stop after making contact many times. The victim stated there were witnesses to the altercation.  The hospital confirmed he had many facial fractures.

Deputy Joslyn obtained a warrant for Reed’s arrest and he was found later that day. Reed was arrested without incident and due to the seriousness of the injuries was charged with Class B, felony, aggravated assault.

Reed remains at the Knox County Jail.

OUI Arrest of Brandi Griffin of Waldoboro - March 11, 2017

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Redmun received a complaint from the Regional Communications Center at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11th regarding a woman possibly driving a vehicle while intoxicated.  Information received was that she was operating in Warren at the time and headed towards Waldoboro.  Deputy Redmun was in the area and through communications with dispatch and the complainant was able to locate the vehicle.

Deputy Redmun stopped the alleged vehicle and identified the operator as Brandi Griffin, 31, of Waldoboro.  Based on the Deputy’s observations and investigation, Ms. Griffin was arrested and charged with 5 misdemeanors of Operating Under the Influence, Violation of Conditions of Release, Unlawful Possession of Schedule “Z” Drugs, and due to the fact she had two young children in the car, she was also charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Griffin remains at Knox County Jail.