AUBURN — A Lewiston man charged with aggravated attempted murder in the stabbing of a police officer in September denied that and a dozen other related charges Wednesday.

Jonathan Order, 28, of 113 College St. pleaded not guilty in Androscoggin County Superior Court to nine felony charges and four misdemeanors.

He was indicted Tuesday by an Androscoggin County grand jury on the 13 counts stemming from the stabbing of Lewiston Police Cpl. Michael Dumond on Sept. 19 at Order’s second-floor apartment.

Dumond was stabbed five times in his hand, chest and back. He was hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening, but is back to full duty.

More than a dozen Lewiston police officers watched Wednesday’s arraignment of Order, who was handcuffed and shackled as he entered his plea.

Order, whose bail was set at $1 million cash, is being held without bail on two unrelated cases at Androscoggin County Jail, Assistant District Attorney Lisa Bogue told the judge.


Defense attorney Jeffrey Dolley said he wouldn’t argue Order’s bail on Wednesday, but reserved the right to address the matter at a later date.

A conference to discuss the disposition of the case is set for late December. Bogue said prosecutors are awaiting crime lab test results.

The grand jury handed up an indictment, including the following charges: aggravated attempted murder; two counts of aggravated assault; four counts of assault on an officer; domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon; domestic violence criminal threatening, trafficking in prison contraband, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, violation of condition of release and domestic violence assault.

One of the felony charges is punishable by up to 30 years in prison; two of the felony counts are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Each of the remaining felonies carries prison time of up to five years.

Dolley had filed a motion seeking a forensic psychological evaluation for Order aimed at learning his mental state at the time of the stabbing to help determine his level of criminal responsibility. Dolley also had sought to have the testimony of witnesses at the grand jury hearing preserved for trial.

Dumond was stabbed during the early-morning hours while he and other officers negotiated with Order, who was suspected of domestic violence abuse.


Lewiston police went to Order’s apartment at 2:28 a.m. to arrest him on an aggravated domestic violence charge brought by Sabattus Police, stemming from an incident that occurred two hours earlier.

A woman said Order, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, had choked her in a car across the street from Mixers Nightclub and Bar on Sabattus Road just after midnight. She said she jumped from the car, hitting her head on the pavement and that Order tried to hit her with the car. She ran into a nearby convenience store and called police while Order fled.

According to an arrest affidavit, Lewiston police could hear Order talking on the phone in his College Street apartment, but he refused to open the door. He told officers he wouldn’t surrender. He threatened: “I am going to kill every pig out there.” He also said he wished he had a gun, according to the affidavit. He also said he was placing a lit blowtorch near the door.

Lewiston police negotiated with him for more than 30 minutes. Order opened the door twice, but slammed it closed again each time.

Dumond managed to slip his flashlight into the door opening the second time, keeping the door ajar.

Order responded by throwing the door open again and allegedly attacking Dumond and other officers while they struggled with him.


Dumond was stabbed five times — three times in the chest, once in the back and once in the hand he used to fend off Order’s blows. Order managed to slip back into the apartment before the other officers could get past the injured officer. Dumond was taken to Central Maine Medical Center.

Order surrendered unarmed minutes later and was taken to Androscoggin County Jail, where, police said, he was found with a plastic bag containing five 10 milligram pills of Diazepam. The drug is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms, and sometimes seizures.

Order was taken to an observation room to be strip-searched, where he struck an Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office sergeant and an officer. According to the police affidavit, he said he had already been in one fight tonight “and why stop now?”

He was eventually subdued and placed in a restraint chair.

Police searched Order’s apartment later that morning and found a folding knife with a three-inch blade and a blowtorch.

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