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After witness recants, jury acquits lobsterman of ordering sinking of competitor’s boat

A Knox County jury deliberated for more than an hour Tuesday before clearing a Tenants Harbor lobsterman accused of paying his former sternman to sink a competitor’s boat. The jury found Alan B. Norwood Jr., 48, not guilty of felony aggravated criminal mischief in connection to the Sept. 1, 2016 sinking of the 36-foot lobster boat Oracle, owned by Joshua Hupper, off St. George. Norwood testified Tuesday on his behalf and told jurors he never asked his then sternman Vincent Hilt to sink the boat and denied paying him $500 for the sinking. click here to read the story 16:57

Two bumbling hired thugs arrested for allegedly sinking a lobster boat in trap turf war

Two people are in jail and a third man is expected to be charged for the intentional sinking of a lobster boat last week. This is the second sinking of a lobster boat in the town in the past few weeks. Vincent Hilt, 22, of Vinalhaven, and Devlin Meklin, 20, of Warren were arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief and felony theft. Hilt was arrested Friday afternoon and Meklin on Monday morning. Both remain at the Knox County Jail in Rockland. According to an affidavit filed in Knox County Unified Court by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the 36-foot lobster boat owned by Joshua Hupper sank during the early morning of Sept. 1 where it was moored off Tenants Harbor. Damage to the lobster boat was estimated at $50,000 because of water in the engine and the electronic equipment. Read the story here 07:41