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Kenneth Joseph Maker II

Kenneth Joseph Maker IIAUGUSTA — A former Readfield man accused of committing an armed home invasion Sept. 22 in Randolph remained in jail Monday in lieu of $25,000 cash bail. Kenneth Joseph Maker II, 25, now of Augusta, was arrested last Wednesday night at the Augusta State Armory parking lot on Western Avenue on a warrant charging him with robbery, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. The 79-year-old owner of a home on Elm Street in Randolph was awakened about 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 22 by a knife-wielding man who demanded that the homeowner open his safe, according to an affidavit filed by Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office Detective David Bucknam. When the homeowner refused, the knife-wielding intruder punched him in the face and said other people would kill the homeowner’s son, who lived next door, if the homeowner did not cooperate. The robber got between $10,000 and $11,000 from the safe, according to several people who were interviewed in the investigation. (read more at Kennebec Journal)