AUBURN — A local man pleaded not guilty Friday to robbing a 19-year-old man at his home in Poland last year.

Jordin Small, 19, of 66 Constellation Drive entered his plea in Androscoggin County Superior Court to a charge of robbery, a Class A felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

A grand jury handed up an indictment on the charge in January.

Small is free on $5,000 cash bail and is barred from having contact with the man and co-defendants in the case.

Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the Oct. 26 incident. In an affidavit, a detective wrote that Small had participated in an armed robbery at the Empire Road home of 19-year-old Devon Bailey who called 911.

Four men and a woman had come to his home in a black car and accused him of slashing tires of vehicles in the Poland and Minot area.

After entering the teen’s home, Small and two other men were standing in the kitchen when Small pulled a silver .357-caliber revolver from his waistband and pointed it at the teen, one of the men told the detective.

Small told the teen, “You’d better not be lying or this could get messy,” according to the affidavit.

The teen told authorities that Small pushed him with the gun and broke his eyeglasses.

One of the men told the teen to swear on his dog’s life that he hadn’t slashed the tires on vehicles in the Poland and Minot area. That’s when Small aimed the revolver at the dog’s head, the detective wrote.

The teen denied slashing any tires.

Small and two others went into the basement in search of marijuana. One took a jar of marijuana and pipes before leaving the home. Small took a Sony PlayStation 3, one of the men told authorities. The teen’s iPhone also was taken by someone in the group.

All items except the cellphone were later recovered.

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Jordin Small (Sun Journal file photo)


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