Rockport, Thorndike women indicted on unrelated manslaughter cases

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 6:00pm

    BELFAST — Maine State Police arrested two women May 11, the same day a Waldo County Grand Jury indicted both on unrelated manslaughter charges.

    Victoria Scott, 24, was arrested at her Rockport residence in relation to the death of 43-year-old Edwin Littlefield. Littlefield died outside of a residence in Waldo, February 8, according to a media report.

    In an unrelated case, Tara Shibles, 36, was arrested for her alleged involvement in the death of 72-year-old Joyce Woods. Woods died outside of her Burnham home, April 2, after an intruder broke into the residence in the early morning hours.

    In addition to manslaughter, Shibles has been indicted for aggravated criminal trespass and assault. She was arrested at her home in Thorndike.

    Both women were transported to Waldo County Jail following their arrest and made their first court appearance Friday morning.

    Shibles was granted supervised release, during which time she will have to check in three times weekly with a probation officer, and adhere to a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, among other restrictions. 

    Scott was also granted supervised release, and will also have to check in with a probation officer three times weekly, in addition to staying away from the victim’s family. 

    Both women are scheduled to next appear in court June 26.  

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