The trial of two New York males accused of planning the 2016 theft of a Rangeley drug vendor that left one robber useless is ready to start Tuesday in federal courtroom in Bangor.
Robert Holland, 42, and Andre Muller, 51, each of New York Metropolis, have pleaded not responsible to conspiracy to commit a theft utilizing power or violence. They had been indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2019.
The pair, together with Hector Munoz, 54, of New York Metropolis, allegedly deliberate to rob 29-year-old Jordan Richard of medicine and cash.
Holland thought of Richard to be a rival vendor, in response to the trial transient filed by the U.S. Lawyer’s workplace.
Within the early morning hours of July 28, 2016, considered one of Holland’s prospects, John Raymond, 35, of Farmington, drove Munoz and his affiliate, Michael Bokun, 29, of New York Metropolis, to Richard’s dwelling in Rangeley, the transient stated.
Munoz, who has admitted to his function within the scheme, and Bokun pressured their approach into the home the place they discovered Richard and his pal Ross Thompson, 36, of Portland.
Bokun allegedly pressured Thompson to the ground and threatened to kill him, in response to the trial transient, whereas Munoz went after Richard. The 2 fought with kitchen knives, bats and different objects, the transient stated.
Bokun then went to assist Munoz subdue Richard, who fled to his bed room. Bokun pressured Richard onto the mattress and was making an attempt to stab him when Richard grabbed his pistol and shot Bokun twice, killing him.
Munoz then continued to assault Richard.
Raymond, in the meantime, sped away within the automotive, and an upstairs neighbor who heard the commotion got here downstairs armed with a hammer and struck Munoz, who fled the residence, in response to the prosecution’s transient.
Investigators who responded to the theft on the Rangeley home seized a big amount of cocaine, $20,883 in money, drug scales, drug packaging supplies, cell telephones, drug ledgers and a Beretta 9mm semi-automatic handgun used within the capturing.
Holland and Muller are the final two defendants allegedly concerned within the theft who haven’t pleaded responsible to federal expenses.
Richard was sentenced in January 2019 to 13 years and three months in federal jail after pleading responsible to conspiracy to distribute cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone, and discharging a firearm in relation to that conspiracy.
Munoz pleaded responsible in January 2020 to at least one rely every of conspiracy to commit theft and aiding and abetting a theft. He’s being held with out bail whereas awaiting sentencing.
Raymond pleaded responsible to conspiring to commit theft in March. He’s being held with out bail whereas awaiting sentencing.
Thompson pleaded responsible to a drug conspiracy cost in March 2019. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail and three years of probation.