Suspect pleads not guilty in Windham cyclist’s death

Devin Brown

A Scarborough man essentially pleaded not guilty to several charges in the hit-and-run that killed bicyclist Brandon Dumond, 26, of Windham.

Devin Brown, 33, appeared in Cumberland County Superior Court Friday, Nov. 8 to plead “no answer” – neither guilty nor not guilty – to charges of aggravated OUI, aggravated assault and failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving death. However, the court typically interprets a plea of no answer as not guilty.

As of Tuesday, Nov. 22, Brown was being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $50,000 cash bail. He is represented by Portland-based attorney Luke Rioux.

Dumond, a resident of Anderson Road, was biking on his road around 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, when the crash occurred, police said.

Police say Brown was also the driver in a single-vehicle crash on River Road, reported shortly after the hit-and-run. Brown was transported to the hosptial with minor injuries from the scene of the second crash, according to Windham Police Chief Kevin Schofield.

Because he was hospitalized, Schofield said a blood draw was taken to determine Brown’s level of intoxication and those results could take a few weeks.

According to his obituary, Dumond was a 2009 graduate of Windham High School. He had worked for D&G Machine for five years and was excited to have recently taken a job as a plumber’s apprentice.

He had overcome a congenital heart defect as a child, and “only by the grace of God were we allowed these 26 short years of his precious life,” according to his obituary.

Dumond enjoyed snowmobiling, dirt biking and motocross, and was very protective of his brother and two sisters; he had purchased dirt bikes and safety gear for his two younger sisters.

Dumond also enjoyed setting off fireworks displays for his family.

A mass and burial was held for Dumond Tuesday morning at St. Anthony’s Parish in Westbrook.

The investigation is ongoing and police say more charges are expected.

Devin Brown

Brandon Dumond