Trio indicted for attempted murders in South Portland

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Three teenagers have been indicted on attempted murder charges following a mid-March shooting and stabbing at Wainwright Recreation Complex.

Zachary Swain, 19, of Cape Elizabeth, Essa Sayed, 18, of Portland, and 19-year-old Noah Sibole-Little, of Portland, were indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury earlier this month.

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

According to an affidavit by South Portland Police Department Detective Jake Hall, Swain, Sayed, and Sibole-Little allegedly traveled to the sports complex on Gary L. Maietta Way to buy an ounce of marijuana from Ian Soule, 19, and Coline Harle, 18, both of South Portland. 

Swain, under the pseudonym “Yung Savage,” met Soule and Harle through the mobile app, MeetMe

Swain, Sayed and Sibole-Little attempted to steal the marijuana during the meeting at the sports complex. Soule was shot in the chest and Harle was stabbed in the back – an injury that, according to the Superior Court documents, punctured his liver and lacerated an artery. 

Soule and Harle initially drove to Mercy Hospital in Portland, and were later treated at Maine Medical Center.

Swain, Sayed and Sibole-Little were each indicted on two counts of attempted murder, a Class A felony; robbery and elevated aggravated assault, both Class A felonies, and one count of aggravated assault, a Class B felony. 

Alex Acquisto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or Follow Alex on Twitter: @AcquistoA

South Portland and Scarborough reporter for The Forecaster. Graduate of Western Kentucky University and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Alex can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106.