Friday, December 12, 2014

Two More Arrested for Sept. Robbery of Med. Marijuana - Winterport

NEWS RELEASE from the Maine Department of Public Safety

from Spokesman Steve McCausland – 626-3811

State Police say two more persons have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a medical marijuana grower, September 21, in Winterport.  Two men had earlier been charged.  The robbery was caught of a security camera as three armed men, dressed as police, made off with a number of marijuana plants.  

The third man wanted in the robbery was arrested Thursday in Bucksport.  45 year old Kerry Hurd was taken into custody by US Marshals and State Police in the parking lot of the Hannaford store without incident.  Hurd was taken to the Waldo County Jail.  He is charged with robbery, impersonating a public servant, trespass, and theft by unauthorized taking. 

Hurd’s brother, Jeffrey Hurd, and Scott Roberts, turned themselves into police in early October.

Also arrested in connection with the robbery is 28 year old April Jones of Orneville Township.  Troopers say she drove the three men to the robbery and is the girlfriend of Roberts.  Troopers arrested Jones Monday at her home. She is charged with robbery and theft by unauthorized taking.  Jones was taken to the Piscataquis County Jail.