SKOWHEGAN — A Dexter man who was stabbed several times in the abdomen during an alleged home invasion robbery in Harmony in October has been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on four criminal charges.

Gregory V. Hickey, 52, is alleged to have broken into a home Oct. 13 on Highland Avenue in Harmony and assaulted the homeowner. The homeowner told police that three men were involved in the attack, according to court files.

One of the men reportedly told the homeowner that he owed someone money and that was the reason for the home invasion, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective Mathew Cunningham of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department. Cunningham found Hickey in the emergency room of Mayo Regional Hospital, suffering from stab wounds a few hours after the alleged attack. A search warrant was carried out at Hickey’s home Oct. 20 and Hickey was arrested.

Cunningham said that Hickey claimed that he was alone visiting the homeowner and had no intention of robbing him but wanted to beat him up for being a punk. Sheriff Dale Lancaster said Friday that the robbery report is still under investigation and that no one else has been charged.

Hickey has not entered a plea on charges of robbery, a Class A felony, and burglary, a Class B felony. He also is charged with assault and theft, both misdemeanors. Skowhegan attorney John Martin has been appointed to represent him. Dickey’s arraignment is set for Jan. 28.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but is an indication that enough evidence is present to proceed with trial.

Also indicted by a grand jury was Bruce E. Bennett Jr., 33, of St. Albans, charged with domestic violence assault and aggravated cruelty to animals for having allegedly assaulted his wife and then attacked the family dog with a sword when the animal tried to protect the woman Jan. 3 in St. Albans.