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Fort Kent man indicted in ATV chase that injured warden

CARIBOU, Maine — An Aroostook County grand jury indicted a  Fort Kent man earlier this month for his alleged role in an ATV chase that resulted in a game warden being injured.

Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins said that Keith D. Daigle, 46, of Fort Kent was indicted for assault on an officer, reckless operation of an ATV, failure to stop, operating after license suspension, and ATV accident involving personal injury. The charges stem from a July 6 incident in Fort Kent in which Game Warden Kyle Hamilton attempted to check a registration on a 2019 Polaris UTV driven by Keith Daigle on the Heritage Trail at approximately 10 p.m., according to the indictment. 

A chase and a scuffle ensued, police said. The exact extent of Hamilton’s injuries were not available, but Hamilton was expected to make a “full recovery,” according to  Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service.

Other indictments included:

Preston E. Brown Jr., 34, Woodland, operating after license revocation.

Kevin I Doody, 21, Woodland, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

John K. Deveau Jr., 38, Presque Isle, passing a roadblock, eluding, aggravated operating after revocation, unauthorized use, driving to endanger.

Cody Durand, 21, Ashland, reckless conduct with a weapon, assault, driving to endanger, refusing to submit.

Keith W. Cocheran Jr., 64, Limestone, burglary, theft.

Jonathan M. Beaman, 31, Madawaska, criminal operating while under the influence, operating after license suspension.

Corey M. Raymond, 21,  Caribou, unlawful furnishing scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Steven R. Belleau, 29, Limestone, domestic violence criminal threatening with a weapon, domestic violence assault, terrorizing, violation of conditions of release.

Richard A. Anderson, 59, Oakfield, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, driving to endanger, operating after license suspension, criminal mischief.

Joseph J. Landry, 62, St. Agatha, theft, criminal trespass

Kevin I. Doody,  21, Woodland, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, violation of conditions of release.

Jacob M. Rodgers, 28, Fort Fairfield, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Chad A. Shaw, 39, Presque Isle, aggravated assault, domestic violence assault.

Paul D. Sprague, 49, Fort Fairfield, aggravated assault, criminal threatening.

Brian D. Vrieze, 28, Hodgdon, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, violation of conditions of release.

Jason J. Durand, 47, Ashland, operating after license revocation, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, unlawful possession of drugs, improper plates, operating unregistered motor vehicle, operation of defective motor vehicle, violation of conditions of release, criminal forfeiture.

Michael J. Mills, 31, Presque Isle, burglary (four counts,) theft (four counts).

Scott M. Pelkey, 37, Presque Isle, arson, burglary of a motor vehicle, theft.

Brandon M. Ketchen, 23, Eagle Lake, aggravated reckless conduct, violation of conditions of release, criminal threatening with weapon.

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