Stockton Springs Woman Charged with Murder

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

A Stockton Springs woman is charged with murder in the death of her child.
On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Maine State Police Detectives arrested 35-year-old Jessica Williams and charged her in connection with the death of her 3 -year-old son.

Maddox Williams died Sunday, June 20, 2021, after being brought to Waldo General Hospital by his mother and grandmother. The Office of the State Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide.  Detectives and evidence technicians have been working since Sunday conducting interviews and investigating the circumstances of the boy’s death.

Wednesday afternoon Williams was arrested by Detectives at her mother’s house in Stockton Springs and taken to the Waldo County Jail. Williams is charged with murder.

Short Sands Beach Murder

At approximately 3:54 pm on Friday, March 26th, the York Police Department received multiple 911 calls for what was reported as a male assaulting a female behind a large rock on the beach.  Upon their arrival, the York Police patrolmen identified the male party in the assault.  York Police detained the male suspect and brought him to the Police Department.  The female party was located deceased behind a rock.  The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit – South was called to assist York Police with the investigation.  

The female victim was identified as 35-year-old Rhonda Pattelena of Bedford, Massachusetts.  The male suspect was identified as 33-year-old Jeffrey Buchannan also of Bedford, Massachusetts. The two were domestic partners and had one mutual child.  

At 9:00 pm Maine State Police Detectives charged Jeffrey Buchannan with murder and he was taken to the York County Jail.  Authorities are confident that there is no on-going risk to public safety.  

The York Police Department and Eliot Police Department assisted in the investigation.  An investigative team of Maine State Police detectives and crime scene technicians from the Maine State Police Evidence Response Team remain at the scene at this hour and are expected to continue the investigation throughout the weekend.  

Arson Murder Arrest

Charles “Chip” Townsend, 32, of Robbinston, has been arrested for Arson and Depraved Indifference Murder following the investigation into the fire that claimed the life of 66-year-old Wayne Morrill. On October 7, 2020, the State Fire Marshall’s Office was called to investigate a fire at Wayne Morrill’s residence located at 88 Ridge Road in Robbinston. Morrill was located in the home and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that Morrill died as a result of smoke inhalation. The State Fire Marshall’s Office contacted the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit North to help investigate Morrill’s death. With the assistance of Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Calais Police, and Washington County Sheriff's Office, the investigation determined that Townsend set the fire that caused Wayne Morrill’s death. Townsend was arrested and has been transported to the Washington County Jail where he will await his initial appearance. 

Lewiston Shooting

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Jaquile Coleman, 26, of Lewiston.

UPDATE: Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit has obtained an arrest warrant for Jaquile Coleman, 26, of Lewiston, charging him with the murder of Natasha Morgan, 19, of Lewiston who was killed on Scribner Blvd in Lewiston.  If anyone has information on Coleman’s location or sees him please call 911 immediately.  Coleman should be considered armed and the public should not approach him. The Chevy Cruz has been located.

Maine State Police and Lewiston Police are investigating a shooting that took place earlier this afternoon on Scribner Boulevard in Lewiston.  As part of this investigation Police would like to speak with Jaquile Coleman.  Coleman is 26 years old and described as 5’6” 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen driving a 2013 silver Chevy Cruz with a temporary registration plate on the rear and a Harpswell Motors plate on the front.  If you have any information about Coleman’s location please call State Police Augusta dispatch or Lewiston police. (UPDATED 8/22/2020 at 11:19 a.m. and 11:37 a.m.)


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Jaquile Coleman, 26, of Lewiston.



Second Richmond Murder Arrest

State Police say a second person has been charged in connection with a Richmond homicide last fall.   Arrested today is 30 year old Chanda Lilly of Augusta.  She was arrested by State Police detectives, charged with felony murder, and taken to the Kennebec County Jail.  She is the second person charged in connection with the death of Andrew Sherman, who was found dead inside his Richmond home October 11.  Detectives say Sherman likely died in late September. 42 year old Tyon Shuron of Augusta was arrested February 6 and charged with murder.   Lilly will make her first court appearance in Sagadahoc County Superior Court in Bath at 11 AM Wednesday.  

Richmond Murder Arrest

State Police today arrested an Augusta man in connection with the death of a Richmond man in October.  42 year old Tyon Shuron was arrested outside his home at 7 Washington Place about 2PM and charged with murder.  Shuron is charged in connection with the death of 48 year old Andrew Sherman, whose body was found inside his Richmond home on October 11.  Shuron will be taken to the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset and will make his first court appearance in Bath Monday or Tuesday.  Additional information could be released in court paperwork at Shuron's court appearance.


State Police say the man who was shot over the weekend in Gardiner died Tuesday.  22 year old Jordan Johnson was being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland where he died. Detectives continue to work with the Attorney General’s Office in the investigation and this morning Detectives charged Dylan Ketcham of Gardiner with murder in connection with Johnson’s death. Ketcham is expected to make his first court appearance on the murder charge this afternoon at 3:30 at the Augusta Judicial Center.  A second man who was stabbed in the incident early Saturday morning continues to be hospitalized for treatment of his wounds.

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