Eastport Man Indicted on 13 Counts

By Cat Cannon

 

30 year old Jonathan Chevrier. (Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s Department)

According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, 30-year-old Jonathan Chevrier of Eastport was indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury on March 10th counts of criminal activity as a result of a domestic violence incident between Chevrier and his ex-girlfriend on December 2, 2014. Among these 13 counts are several felonies including kidnapping, aggravated assault, gross sexual assault, attempted murder, and two counts of aggravated attempted murder.

Chevrier, who is currently on probation as a result of a prior incident of domestic violence with the victim, was arrested by deputies of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and officers of the Pleasant Point and Eastport Police Departments on December 2nd after another domestic altercation which spanned Pleasant Point, Perry, and Pembroke. The incident was reported by Chevrier’s ex-girlfriend to the Washington County Regional Communications Center at around 3am, when the victim dialed 911 to report that Chevrier had broken into her apartment in Pleasant Point and was fighting with a male subject.

Chevrier, having violated an active protection from abuse order, then armed with a knife, he forced the victim and her 18-month-old child to leave the apartment with him. The victim and child were taken by Chevrier to a boat landing, where she was brutally and repeatedly attacked, thrown into the lake, and sexually assaulted by Chevrier. He finally took the victim and child to a Pembroke-area residence, where they were eventually met by police. After a brief standoff, officers from Pleasant Point and Eastport convinced Chevrier to surrender without further incident. The victim was taken from the scene to Calais Regional Hospital, then transported by helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center due to the gravity of her injuries.

 

Chevrier has been held without bail at the Washington County Jail since the arrest, and awaits a hearing in the Washington County Superior Court at 8:30am on March 23rd.