PARIS – Expressing hopes and caution to the defendants, Judge Roland A. Cole presented sentences in several criminal cases Friday.

The proceedings took place at Oxford County Superior Court around 1 p.m. They were scheduled for noon, but other business prevented Cole from reaching the court until later.

The heftiest sentence came against Everett Chase, 46, of Greenwood, who was charged with kidnapping, burglary, terrorizing, criminal threatening and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is currently in federal custody, and will serve nine years concurrent with federal sentencing.

Joseph Denbow Sr., 41, of Paris received two consecutive five-year prison sentences for two counts of operating after a habitual offender license revocation. One sentence suspended all but three years, while the other suspended the full time. Denbow had several other charges dismissed in the ruling, will have a four-year probationary period, and be required to pay $2,500 in fines.

“It’s apparent to me, Mr. Denbow, that you did well for a number of years,” Cole said. “Get back on that track.”

Tammy Duff, 32, of Paris pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass and violating condition of release. She will serve 120 days in prison concurrently and be required to pay $20 in victim compensation fees.

Kevin R. Thombs, 28, of Hiram brought up on charges of theft, burglary, and criminal mischief, was sentenced to four years and two months in prison, with all but 20 months suspended. He will have a two-year probationary period and be required to pay $255 in victim restitution fees.

Tony I. Kimball, 23, of Oxford had a Class B aggravated assault charge amended to a Class D assault, adding to an assault charge already leveled against him. He was sentenced to 364 days in prison, with all but 30 days suspended. He was also charged $600 in fines and $2,642 in victim restitution fees.

Kimball is one of three men charged in the brutal beating of an Otisfield man last November. One of them, Justin Rolfe of Oxford, is serving a four-year prison term. The other man charged, Peter Berube, of Norway, is awaiting sentencing.

Timothy Kelly, 38, of Sweden pleaded no contest to two counts of assault, a count of criminal mischief, and a count of criminal trespass. He was sentenced to 364 days in prison, all but 90 suspended, and a year of probation.

William E. Lumb, 37, of Fryeburg pleaded guilty to criminal threatening, criminal mischief, operating under the influence, and violating conditions of release. He will serve 30 days in prison and pay $1,000 in total fines.


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