Police arrest man for murder in connection with Windham death

WINDHAM — A Windham man is being held without bail at the Cumberland County Jail after being charged with murder Tuesday in connection with the death of another Windham man last week.

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Joseph Green, 44, of 38 Roosevelt Trail, was charged with murder in the death of David Harmon, 40, also of Windham. Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine State Police, said in a statement that Green was arrested about 7 p.m. Tuesday at his mother's house in Casco.

Harmon's body was found on Green's property Aug. 31 at the base of an 8-foot ledge following a search by the Maine Warden Service, Windham Police Department and volunteers. Harmon was reported missing by his wife earlier that night. McCausland said the woman told authorities she dropped him off nearby earlier in the day to scout out hunting sites.

According to McCausland, authorities learned during their investigation that Harmon allegedly intended to steal marijuana growing on Green's property. An autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a homicide after showing that Harmon died from a "through-and-through wound consistent with a gunshot."

Detectives said Green and Harmon knew each other. McCausland said detectives interviewed Green several times and that he had been cooperative during the course of the investigation.

Police recovered a handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. The gun and other items seized last week during a search of Green's property have been taken to the State Police Crime Laboratory in Augusta for examination.

Green, a former heavy equipment operator, is being held at the Cumberland County Jail and will likely make his first appearance in Cumberland County Superior Court in Portland either Wednesday or Thursday.

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Are you kidding....

I would bet my last dollar that she knew exactly what he was up to and was probably in on it with him...what kind of man has to be dropped off anyway...lost his license maybe...losers both of them..only now one is dead...do men work anymore???

Bob Woodbury's picture

Suspended license

Since when does a suspended license result in the person not being able to drive?

Jeff Douglas's picture

i dont see your point

this will be manslaughter. he didint pre-meditate killing a thief on his property.


What do you mean??

Jeff Douglas's picture

people kill for money too

so lets ban that!! what else oh once someone had some elses leg broken over competitive ice skating so thats gotta go also!!!!

 's picture

Actually pot was declared illegal in the 1930's

mainly by those right wing wackos, Hearst and Mellon, who were threatened by hemp since a machine was invented that would produce a product much cheaper than wood pulp, that could be used in papermaking, threatening the value of Hearst and Mellons extensive timber holdings.


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