Knox County Criminal Docket closed cases

Posted:  Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:30am
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ROCKLAND — The following cases were closed in Knox County Unified Court from Oct. 30-Nov. 3.

Pomphile A. Fontaine, 33, of Rockland, domestic violence assault, priors, three years in jail with all but 60 days suspended, probation three years; tampering with witness, informant, juror or victim, three years in jail with all but 60 days suspended, probation three years; domestic violence assault, priors, dismissed; violating condition of release, seven days in jail. An investigation by Detective Justin Twitchell of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office determined that Fontaine assaulted a 13-year-old boy in May 2017. The boy’s injuries included bruises on the arm and neck and injured ribs due to being thrown to the ground. Twitchell entered the investigation after the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a referral from Hope Elementary School about a teacher’s concerns in reference to a neck injury with one of the victims.

He was also charged with tampering with a victim after it was reported that he told one of the victims not to provide information to the police. A second charge of assaulting another boy in 2015, who was 16 at the time of the incident, was dismissed.

Twitchell entered the investigation after the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received a referral from Hope Elementary School about a teacher’s concerns in reference to a neck injury with one of the victims.

James E. Kennedy, 31, of Rockland, domestic violence assault, 364 days in jail with all but 90 days suspended, probation two years, restitution $20; assault, $300 fine, 90 days in jail; criminal mischief, dismissed; obstructing report of crime, dismissed; terrorizing, 90 days in jail. Kennedy was convicted of punching and kicking a woman near the intersection of Orange and Berkley streets in Rockland. A woman witnessed the assault from her window before midnight on Sept. 18 after she heard a woman screaming for help. The witness alerted her brother who went outside with a baseball bat. The man struck Kennedy with the bat on his legs after he charged at him. Kennedy and the woman who was assaulted both left the scene before the police arrived. They were able to locate the woman in the area and she was transported by ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Police located and arrested Kennedy in Owls Head.

Donna Marie Maxwell, 68, of Tenants Harbor, violating protection from abuse order, $250 fine.

Richard G. Payson, 64, of Warren, probation violation for original conviction of operating under the influence (alcohol), one prior, 60 days in jail, probation partially revoked.

Raymond Porter, 40, of Searsmont, aggravated criminal mischief, two years in jail with all but 60 days suspended, probation two years; criminal trespass, 60 days in jail. Porter was convicted of breaking into a garage in Rockport on April 13. The building and an antique car belonging to the Samoset were both vandalized. The car, a Ford T 1920s style truck, is one of the few remaining items from the fire at the Samoset in October 1972. Damages to the garage were estimated at more than $2,000. It is not known what the estimated damages were for the antique truck. Porter has remained in the Knox County Jail since his initial court appearance on May 10.

William Thornton, 18, of Warren, domestic violence assault, dismissed.

Adrian L. Turner, Jr., 51, of Hope, probation violation for original conviction of domestic violence assault, 24 hours in jail, probation one year.

Jessica Walsh, 30, of Tenants Harbor, domestic violence assault, dismissed; disorderly conduct, offensive words, gestures, $250 fine.

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