Tag Archives: Thayne Ormsby

Strout released from jail after bail lowered | Bangor Daily News

Strout released from jail after bail lowered | Bangor Daily News.

Orient man arrested in connection with Amity triple homicide | Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — An Orient man who police say admitted helping conceal evidence in the killing of three people in the Aroostook County town of Amity in June was arrested early Friday evening and charged in connection with the triple homicide.

Robert Strout, 63, was arrested at his home just after 4 p.m., according to officials with the Attorney General’s Office and the Maine State Police.

The arrest by state police came after Strout was indicted Friday afternoon by the Aroostook County grand jury on a Class B charge of hindering apprehension and a Class A charge of arson. Both are felony offenses, with the Class B charge punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine and the Class A charge punishable by up to 30 years in jail and a $50,000 fine.

Strout’s name and the charges against him were not released with the indictment list pending his arrest.

Assistant Attorney General Bill Stokes and state police Detective Sgt. John Cote confirmed the arrest after Strout was taken into custody Friday evening. Stokes also confirmed that the charges stemmed from the Amity triple homicide.

“He was arrested at his home and he was cooperative,” said Cote. “He was taken to the Aroostook County Jail.”

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Amity slayings: A son’s questions, a mother’s anguish | Bangor Daily News

AMITY, Maine — A little more than two months after his father and half-brother were stabbed to death inside their home during a brutal triple slaying, Shannon Ryan’s mind keeps wandering.

What time did his father, Jeffrey Ryan, 55, his half-brother Jesse, 10, and close family friend Jason Dehahn really die? Was there someone else involved in the crime besides 20-year-old Thayne Ormsby, who has been charged with three counts of murder? And most of all, he wonders, why hasn’t the man who admitted helping Ormsby conceal evidence of the crimes been arrested?

“Why in the world hasn’t he been charged or arrested?” the 35-year-old Ryan asked during a phone interview Wednesday from his home in Texas. “I think that question boggles the mind of everyone up in that area and probably in the state.”

Jamie Merrill, Jeffrey Ryan’s ex-wife and the dead boy’s mother, is having the same thoughts and feelings, she said Wednesday.

“There is no way that that 20-year-old got it in his mind to kill these people alone,” she said from her home in Lewiston. “We know that he did not get rid of evidence of the crime alone. The police have said that. And I think this was planned beforehand and Ormsby didn’t act alone.”

Click for the rest of the story by Jen Lynds in the Bangor Daily News.

Man: Drug debt played role in Amity killings | Bangor Daily News

Man: Drug debt played role in Amity killings – Bangor Daily News.

Suspect in triple slaying indicted by Aroostook County grand jury | Bangor Daily News

Suspect in triple slaying indicted by Aroostook County grand jury – Bangor Daily News.

‘Nice kid’ or ‘walking monster’? | Bangor Daily News

‘Nice kid’ or ‘walking monster’? – Bangor Daily News.

No bail for Maine triple slaying suspect | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

No bail for Maine triple slaying suspect | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Man, 20, arrested in triple homicide | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Man, 20, arrested in triple homicide | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.