FARMINGTON — A Lewiston man was indicted Wednesday on charges of stealing from a fire-damaged apartment in Phillips.
Larry Lawrence Plourde, 40, of 586 Pleasant St., was charged by a grand jury with burglary, theft by unauthorized taking and violating conditions of release.
Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. said in January that Plourde was living in the first-floor apartment at the time the second-floor apartment was damaged in a grease fire on a kitchen stove Jan. 14. The flames spread into the walls, ceiling, attic and eaves.
Deputy Derrick Doucette was contacted by the second-floor tenant, who reported the theft of his television and PlayStation from his fire-damaged apartment. The tenant said Plourde asked him if his TV and PlayStation had burned, so the tenant returned to his apartment and found both missing, according to Nichols.
Another person advised the tenant that Plourde had his missing items.
Deputies and a Farmington police officer went to a Farmington motel and confronted Plourde about the missing items.
“Larry Plourde eventually admitted to taking the items from the residence and was arrested,” according to Nichols.
Larry Plourde (Franklin County Detention Center)