Knox County Criminal Docket closed cases

Posted:  Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 5:45pm
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ROCKLAND — The following cases were closed in Knox County Unified Court from Oct. 2-7.

Patrick Dupuie, 32, of Rockport, domestic violence assault, dismissed; criminal restraint, dismissed; falsifying physical evidence, fine $400.

Jillian Falcetano, 38, of Union, operating under the influence (alcohol)-no test, one prior, fine $900, 180 days in jail with all but 12 days suspended, probation one year, license suspended three years, registration suspended; operating vehicle without license-conditions/restrictions, seven days in jail.

Sophia R. Fuller, 70, of Belfast, criminal trespass, dismissed.

Katherine Grealish, 53, of Houston, Tex., operating after registration suspended, fine $150.

Allan Gustafson, 46, of Somerville, operating under the influence (alcohol), fine $750, license suspended 150 days.

Nathaniel Hussey, 35, of Camden, aggravated assault, dismissed; domestic violence assault, priors, dismissed; domestic violence criminal threatening, priors, dismissed; criminal mischief, three months in jail; obstructing report of a crime, three months in jail. Hussey was arrested by Camden Police March 3 for allegedly assaulting a woman and trying to strangle her. The most serious charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence assault, and domestic violence threatening were all dismissed because the victim, the essential witness, could not be located.

Jury selection had been scheduled for Oct. 4, with the trial tentatively scheduled for Oct. 5 and 6, in Knox County Unified Court.

An extensive search was conducted to locate the victim after the District Attorney’s Office lost contact with her. Police in Knox and Waldo counties actively tried to locate her, including contacting her two most recent previous employers, according to the court document.

The state filed a motion to continue to the next trial term to allow more time to locate the victim in the case since she was currently unavailable. Justice Daniel Billings rejected the state’s motion.

A plea was then reached between the state and Hussey, dismissing the aggravated assault, domestic violence assault and domestic violence threatening charges. Hussey was convicted of the lesser charges of criminal mischief and obstructing a report of a crime, according to the court document. He will serve three months in jail. 

According to the police report filed by Camden police officer Chris Hansen, the victim came to the police station on March 3 to report that Hussey had assaulted her on Feb. 25 and 26. She told police that they had gotten into an argument and he punched her in the leg with a closed fist. The victim went outside and Hussey locked her out of the house so she slept in her car.

Hussey came outside and told the victim that she could come back inside, but when she told him she would remain in the car, he allegedly kicked the car so hard that it caved in the front fender to the point where the front door would not open all the way, according to the affidavit.

In the morning, the victim went back inside the house to sleep in the bedroom. She told police that when she awoke, Hussey was standing over her, yelling, and struck her in the head with a closed fist and also head butted her in the face. He also allegedly attempted to strangle her and said that “neither one of us is going to leave the room alive,” according to the police report.

He was previously convicted in 2013 and 2015 for domestic violence assaults and was recently released from prison, according to the court document.

Kenneth Neild Jr., 25, of Waldoboro, probation violation, original conviction of burglary, three days in jail, probation partially revoked, probation continued.

Jesse Ulvila, 33, of Appleton, domestic violence assault, two counts, dismissed.

Tyler A. Vangel, 23, of Lincolnville, domestic violence assault, 364 days in prison, all suspended, probation two years.

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