Man, woman charged in connection with Hermon robbery, burglary last month

August 11th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

BANGOR, Maine — A man and woman accused of being accomplices last month to a Hermon resident who allegedly robbed one man of his medical marijuana with a machete and burglarized another’s home made their first appearances Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Rachel Burrows, 28, of Glenburn and John Branscomb, 27, a transient, were arrested Friday and charged with one count each of robbery, burglary and stealing drugs. They also were charged with two counts of theft by unauthorized taking.

Steven A. Cronk, 30, of Hermon appeared Friday in court in Bangor on the same charges. His bail was set at $30,000 cash.

Bail was set Monday at $10,000 cash or $25,000 surety for Burrows and at $20,000 cash from Branscomb.

None of the defendants were asked to enter pleas to the charges because they have not yet been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury. It next convenes on Aug. 27.

The trio remained Monday night at the Penobscot County Jail unable to make bail.

On July 23, Cronk and Branscomb allegedly broke into a house in Hermon and robbed a man of the medical marijuana he was licensed to grow and between $400 and $500 cash, using a machete owned by Burrows to threaten the victim, according to court documents. Burrows allegedly drove the getaway car while the two men went into the home.

The alleged victim did not report the crime until Aug. 4.

Less than a week later, on July 29, Cronk and Branscomb allegedly burglarized a home in Stetson and

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