LEWISTON — A transient charged in a Poland armed robbery last week was in court Monday.

Jordin Small, 18, appeared in 8th District Court where he was told he was facing a Class A felony charge of robbery, a crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Judge Maria Woodman provided Small with a court-appointed attorney and set his bail at $10,000 cash. His attorney can seek a bail hearing at a later date, Woodman said.

If Small were to post bail, he would be barred from having firearms and could be searched for them at random, she said. He also would be prohibited from having any contact with his three co-defendants who appeared in court last week on the same charge. He must also have no contact with the victim named in the complaint.

Because the charge is a felony, Small won’t enter a plea until or unless a grand jury were to hand up an indictment on that charge.

Small was arrested and charged Friday.

One day earlier, authorities investigated a report by a Poland man that five people had come to his home, threatening him and his dog at gunpoint and robbing him.

In an affidavit, a detective at Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office wrote that Small had been identified as the one who pulled a .357-caliber revolver from his waistband and pointed it at the head of the victim’s dog, threatening to shoot the animal.

The victim said he had been accused of having slashed vehicle tires, an allegation he denied.

As the group left the home, they took the victim’s cellphone, video game player and marijuana, including paraphernalia, the detective wrote.

Authorities said they are continuing to seek the fifth person identified in the group.

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Jordin Small appears in 8th District Court in Lewiston on Monday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

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