October 28, 2021

Clean record helps robbery accomplice

BANGOR — An accomplice in the robbery of a Bangor motel a year ago will serve nine months in jail.

On Friday Superior Court Justice Margaret Kravchuck sentenced Timothy Boudreau to a year in jail — with all but the nine months suspended — and to six years of probation. With good time, Boudreau could be out after six months.

Boudreau, 21, also was ordered to pay restitution not to exceed $550.

Boudreau was waiting in the getaway car on July 28, 1994, as two other men, Dennis Sullivan and Thomas Platt, robbed the Country Hospitality Inn of $350 and its clerk of another $180. Along with another accomplice, Dale Braley, Boudreau was indicted by a Penobscot County grand jury Aug. 1, 1994.

While the others received hefty sentences in federal court, Boudreau’s clean record and history of cooperating with authorities since his arrest paid off.

“He’s done everything he can do to make amends,” Boudreau’s attorney, Marvin Glazier, said.

Assistant District Attorney Michael Roberts told the court that Boudreau didn’t enter the motel, and apparently didn’t know his friends intended to rob it.

“Tim’s a good boy,” his father, James, told Kravchuck Friday morning.

Boudreau, his father said, began to get into trouble only after becoming friends with Braley.

“I can’t express how sorry I am for the clerk who was on duty that night,” Boudreau said. “I guess I deserve to go to jail, but jail isn’t needed to reassure people I learned my lesson. I learned my lesson the day police put handcuffs on me.”

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