Palmyra Man Allegedly Forced Victim to Undress Before Robbing Him
A Palmyra man is facing multiple charges after allegedly forcing a man to disrobe before robbing him.
Where Did This Happen?
Dustin Smith was arrested on Wednesday at his place of work for an incident that police say happened on Sunday. Winslow Police received a report of an armed robbery just after 6:00 Sunday afternoon on Abbott Road. The suspects had fled in a vehicle before officers arrived on the scene.
Chief Leonard Macdaid says the victim, suspect, and an unnamed female all arrived at the crime scene together. At some point, Smith allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim and told him to get out of the car. The victim did as he was told and was then allegedly instructed to take off all his clothes. Smith then allegedly fired a gun and assaulted the victim, causing facial injuries. Police say he allegedly robbed the victim, leaving the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was transported to Inland Hospital in Waterville for his injuries. He was treated and released that same night.
What are the Charges Against Smith?
Smith was arrested by the Maine State Police on Wednesday, transported to the Winslow Police Station to be processed, and was then taken to the Kennebec County Jail. The 30-year-old is charged with:
- Reckless conduct
- Aggravated assault
- Criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon
Bail was set at $13,500 cash. Police say this is an isolated incident and there are no other safety concerns to the public.