Judge throws out phone records in lobster boat arson case

The district attorney’s office is appealing a July 6 ruling by a judge who concluded that cellphone records obtained by investigators were taken without probable cause and thus cannot be used at an arson trial involving a boathouse and fishing vessel in Waldoboro. The ruling came in the arson case of James “Jamie” R. Simmons, 40, and Fredrick A. Campbell, 31, both of Friendship. The two men and Jeffrey Luce, 36, of Whitefield were indicted in September 2014 on arson charges after they allegedly set fire to a Quonset hut-style boathouse in Waldoboro as part of a dispute over fishing territory. Read the rest here 10:47

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