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Chris Williams covers courts and daytime crime at the Sun Journal where he has been a staff writer for more than two decades. He reports on local, state and federal courts as well as spot news, crashes, fires and other general mayhem. During his time at the Sun Journal, he has served on Sunday and enterprise staff, covering politics, state government, environmental and health care issues, sometimes tackling investigative stories. When he's not on the beat, Chris enjoys sailing, skiing and restoring his Victorian era home.

  • Published
    December 2, 2022

    Lewiston man seeks to have federal pot conviction voided

    PORTLAND — A Lewiston man sentenced to six years in prison for his role in an illegal marijuana growing and selling operation in 2018 is seeking to have his conviction vacated on constitutional grounds. A federal judge last year sentenced Richard “Stitch” Daniels, 57, after he pleaded guilty to the felony charge of conspiracy to […]

  • Published
    December 1, 2022

    Auburn man admits to drug trafficking crimes

    Prosecutors say Zachary ‘Pee Wee’ Paradis sold fentanyl and crack cocaine to a confidential source.

  • Published
    November 30, 2022

    Oxford County arrest log: Nov. 30, 2022

    • Shane A. Haley,  51, of 54 Valley Road, Dixfield, on a charge of arson, 6:43 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at that address, by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. • Adrian Matos, 53, of 396 Main St., Bridgton, on a charge of operating after license suspension, 10:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, on Lake […]

  • Published
    November 29, 2022

    Rumford man to serve less than a year for sexual assault of girl

    Izayha J. Walsh will be on probation for eight years and must register as a sex offender for life.

  • Published
    November 28, 2022

    Poland man to seek insanity defense in brother’s Thanksgiving Day murder

    Judge Tammy Ham-Thompson ordered a mental evaluation to determine whether Justin Butterfield, 34, is competent to stand trial on the murder charge.

  • Published
    November 28, 2022

    Oxford County arrest log: Nov. 28, 2022

    • Norman F. Alleano, 27, transient, on charges of refusing to submit to arrest or detention, violation of condition of release and failure to appear after bailed, 1:28 a.m. Sunday, in Oxford, by Oxford Police Department. • Robert E. Arris Jr., 44, of 1168 State Highway 232, Milton Township, on a charge of failure to […]

  • Published
    November 24, 2022

    Oxford County arrest log: Nov. 23, 2022

    • Chester L. Beauchesne, 44, of Proctor Heights Dr., Waterford, on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening, violation of condition of release, domestic violence assault and possession of a firearm when prohibited, 2 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, in Waterford, by Maine State Police. • Kori T. Doyle, 29, of 1290 Pequawket Trail, Brownfield, on a […]

  • Published
    November 22, 2022

    Lewiston man sentenced on hit-and-run charges

    Brad Johnson pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2019 collision with a pedestrian on Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

  • Published
    November 21, 2022

    Oxford County arrest log: Nov. 21, 2022

    • Harlan K. Barker, 50, of 22 Moose Hill Drive, Norway, on a domestic violence assault, 5:11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Norway, by Norway Police Department. • Ellen M. Boyer, 51, transient, on violation of condition of release and operating under the influence of alcohol with priors, 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, near Oxford […]

  • Published
    November 18, 2022

    Oxford County arrest log: Nov. 18, 2022

    • Dylan C. Millett, 25, of 33 Staples Ave., Oxford, on charges of night hunting and loaded firearm or crossbow in motor vehicle, 3:14 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, on East Oxford Road, by Maine State Police. • Dominick A. Rivera, 32, of 209 Waldo St., Rumford, on a charge of probation revocation, 8:02 p.m. Monday, […]