FARMINGTON — Two Jay residents were arrested Sunday on charges of burglary, aggravated criminal trespass and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon following an incident on Court Street.

Police are still investigating and are seeking a third person, who they did not identify.

Joanna M. Swihart, 21, was located in Jay and arrested. Later, Tyler Paine, 27,  was identified and arrested, Officer Ryan Wagner of the Farmington Police Department said.

Paine and the third person, another male, entered an unlocked apartment on Court Street at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The resident thought a roommate was returning and then realized he didn’t know the two, Bonnie Pomeroy, Farmington police secretary, read from the police report.

Police believe one of the suspects was acquainted with a resident there and this was not a random act, she said.

A pair of scissors was wielded at the victim, she said. No one was injured in the incident, Wagner said.

Nothing was taken from the apartment but a small amount of damage was done, she said.

Swihart was arrested as an accessory to the incident, Pomeroy said. Swihart’s vehicle was located in Jay with help from Jay, Livermore Falls and state police, Wagner said. After locating her, police were led to Paine, he added.

Swihart was released from Franklin County Detention Center on Monday on personal recognizance as ordered by the court.

Bail for Paine was set Monday at $5,000 cash or a Maine pretrial contract, according to an officer at the detention center where Paine remained Tuesday morning while the contract was being written.

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