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Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine

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A Pleasant Point man received a 10-year prison term for tossing a Molotov cocktail at a tribal police officer. Jeremy Stevens, 20, pleaded guilty to an arson charge Oct. 16 in Washington County Superior Court. He faced a maximum of 20 years but was sentenced to 15 years with all but 10 years suspended. He also was placed on probation for six years, a period in which he is barred from using intoxicants or possessing weapons. A second man charged in the case, Kenneth "Guy'' Larkin, 38, was convicted of arson and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon Oct. 18. No sentencing date was set. Larkin is serving an 18-month sentence for an unrelated conviction of criminal threatening. Investigators said a bottle filled with gasoline was lit and thrown at Pleasant Point Officer James Ohmeis' car last February. The bottle ricocheted off the car and hit the house, with his wife and young children inside, scorching the siding. The men were retaliating against police for a drug sweep that netted 17 arrests, including members of their families, court records show. Viola Larkin, a Pleasant Point officer, testified that her brother told her '''This is the start, and there are 17 others, including you,''' an assistant district attorney said.