Indictments in Casco break-ins

by Christian Mower on February 11, 2014

A 19-year-old North Conway woman and a 21-year-old Fryeburg, Maine man are two of three suspects who have been indicted by a grand jury in Cumberland County, Maine for their alleged involvement in armed robberies in January, 2014 at two homes in Casco, Maine.

Olivia Pope and Merwan Machhout are each charged with numerous felonies, including burglary, robbery and theft with a gun in connection with two home invasions that started around 3 a.m. Jan. 14, 2014 – the first on Brown Rd. and the other on New Rd. – where Pope allegedly told the people who answered the door she needed help – before Machhout and the third indicted suspect – 20-year-old Dylan McPhee of Gray – allegedly forced their way into the homes with handguns.

The homeowners at the New Rd. home were allegedly pistol whipped and tied up before the suspects stole property from the home and one victim was later taken to Bridgton Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Pope and McPhee were arrested by Mass. State Police troopers on the Mass. Turnpike (I-90) in Sturbridge during the afternoon of the same day. Machhout was arrested by Fryeburg Police late in the afternoon at his home on Little Chatham Rd. in Fryeburg.

McPhee has been indicted on similar charges as the other two. He is also indicted on drug possession charges – and charges of aggravated criminal OUI and aggravated assault – in connection with incidents involving police in South Portland and Bridgton.