September 5, 2013

Farmington man falls from roof of university gym

Devon Pease, who fell 40 feet and sustained serious injuries, will face trespass charges, police say.

The Associated Press

FARMINGTON — Authorities say a local man who fell 40 feet from the roof of a University of Maine at Farmington building will face charges as soon as he's released from the hospital.

Police say two men climbed onto the roof of a university gym at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

The Sun Journal reports that officers on patrol spotted them and ordered them down.

Twenty-one-year-old Devon Pease of Farmington tried to escape by climbing down, but fell 40 feet to the pavement and sustained serious injuries.

Twenty-five-year-old Joshua Farthing of Panama City, Fla., was issued a summons for criminal trespass and released after a fire department ladder truck helped him down.

Neither man was a student at the school. Police did not say what they were doing on the roof.

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