Pogo stick among Frisbie assaults
Rockland — A 25-year-old Rockland woman will serve nine months in jail on a series of six charges, including assault with a pogo stick and assaulting a police officer.
Vanessa Frisbie was sentenced Jan. 17 by Justice Jeffrey Hjelm in Knox Superior Court to three years, with all but nine months suspended, two years' probation, for striking an officer, and an additional 60 days each on six other charges. The time is to be served concurrently.
She pleaded guilty to two more counts of assault besides assaulting an officer, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of operating under the influence, for which her license is suspended for three years.
She also is required to pay $1,945 in fines.
Frisbie was represented in court by attorney Eric Morse and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald.
On Dec. 27, 2011, Frisbie entered the home of a woman and threw a pogo stick at her. She missed her target but struck the woman's son, according to court records. She drove away but was found later by Rockland police, who said she was intoxicated. At the time, she began kicking and hitting Officer Lloyd Daniels in the face and broke his eyeglasses.
On June 14, 2012, while out on bail, she slapped the father of her young son and violated her conditions of release because she had been drinking and two of her children were in the back seat of her car, which she drove under the influence. She was arrested and taken to Knox County Jail.