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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:56 PM
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Addison family relates tale of terror - Another whacked out Rethug brandishing a gun
http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/116907.html

8/20/09

ADDISON, Maine Her fingers gripping the edge of the kitchen table, Melina Church, 34, on Tuesday recounted one of the most frightening incidents of her life.

Church, her partner, Kevin Merritt, 46, and her two sons, ages 12 and 4, said they were held at gunpoint at the end of a cul-de-sac in the blueberry barrens of Columbia a week ago.

Joseph Tibbetts, 61, of Columbia was arrested Monday and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, Class C, and threatening display of a weapon, Class D. The Class C charge has a potential penalty of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

The former county sheriffs arrest on a warrant issued by Superior Court Justice Kevin Cuddy after an investigation by the Washington County Sheriffs Office came four days after the incident took place on Thursday, Aug. 13.

Church and Merritt said the incident terrified them and has had lasting effects on their children.

http://www.mainevotes.org/Legislator.aspx?ID=13172

Joseph L. Tibbetts (R)
State Representative, District 33
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Pangolin2 Donating Member (560 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 02:58 PM
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1. Good. A thug is a thug and needs to be snagged.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:06 PM
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2. Please clarify who you believe the thug is in this case.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:48 PM
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3. Imagine how this would have turned out had Mr. Merritt been armed and
decided he needed to protect his family.
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