Grand jury indicts man for attempted murder in Brunswick

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PORTLAND — A Bath man has been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for attempted murder in connection with the alleged stabbing of a 26-year-old Brunswick man.

Manessah Massaline, 40, of 22 Adams Court in Bath, was also indicted on charges of elevated aggravated assault, criminal threatening with a weapon and criminal trespass.

Massaline was arrested Sept. 20 by Brunswick police following a call for an alleged assault on Stanwood Street. He was was arrested again at the Brunswick Police Department Sept. 24 on a warrant.

Another man arrested in connection with the case was charged by Topsham police with attempted murder, burglary, elevated aggravated assault, attempted robbery and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

Paul McClain, 41, of 1268 Washington St. in Bath, was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for hindering apprehension. He was also summons by Brunswick police Sept. 22 on a charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

An indictment is a determination that enough evidence exists to prosecute, not a finding of guilt.

Stephanie Grinnell can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or sgrinnell@theforecaster.net

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