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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.

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  • Published
    January 30, 2024

    Oxford County arrest log: Jan. 30, 2024

    • David A. Collins, 36, of 11 Denmark Road, Fryeburg, a probation revocation and fugitive from justice and a charge of failure to appear after bailed, 2:24 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in Fryeburg, by Maine State Police. • Arthur A. Dion, 21, of 21 Upper Big Hill Road, Otisfield, on a charge of theft by […]

  • Published
    January 26, 2024

    After 16 years, Lisbon man admits to lesser charges in high-speed chase with Auburn police

    Bartolo Ford was sentenced Thursday to nine years, which he has already served.

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    January 26, 2024

    Oxford County arrest log: Jan. 26, 2024

    • Kori T. Doyle, 30, of 1290 Pequawkett Trail, Brownfield, on a charge of domestic violence assault, 8:44 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 201 Burnt Meadow Drive, by Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • James R. Drinkwater, 67, of 7 Coolidge, violation of protective order, 12:27 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 25 Maple St., Fryeburg, by […]

  • Published
    January 23, 2024

    Turner man gets probation for having ammo

    Clifford Clark tells judge his most recent arrest was a blessing, helping to get him sober and working in the community.

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    January 22, 2024

    Oxford County arrest log: Jan. 22, 2024

    • David A. Austin, 56, transient, on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, violation of condition of release and three charges of failure to appear after bailed, 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1240 Main St., Oxford, by Oxford Police Department. • Krysteena M. Bolger, 29, of 31 Bethel Road, West Paris, on […]

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    January 19, 2024

    Oxford County arrest log: Jan. 19, 2024

    • Joseph Levesque, 22, of 247 Strafford Ave., Rumford, on four charges of failure to appear after bailed, 4:03 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Rumford, by Rumford Police Department. • Vance A. Emery, 26, of 1343 Pequawkett Trail, Brownfield, on a charge of failure to comply with Sex Offender Registration Act, 12:51 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. […]

  • Published
    January 17, 2024

    Woodstock man to serve 10 years in high-speed chase crash that critically injured driver

    The 28-year-old defendant pleads guilty to five felonies stemming from the 2022 chase through Oxford County.

  • Published
    January 16, 2024

    Oxford County arrest log: Jan. 16, 2024

    • Lawrence Berry, 21, of 103 Pioneer St., West Paris, on a charge of violation of condition of release, 9:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at 103 Pioneer St., West Paris, by Oxford County Sheriff’s Office. • Marc A. Chartier Jr., 46, of 152 Washington St., Rumford, on two charges of violating a protection from abuse […]

  • Published
    January 10, 2024

    Jay man gets 6 years for dealing fentanyl

    Prosecutors say Devon Ashton sold roughly 200 grams of the opioid drug to undercover buyers on four occasions.

  • Published
    January 8, 2024

    Turner woman admits to federal gun crimes

    The defendant is reported to have bought more than 50 guns for other people.