Retired Active Judge Field returns to court for a day in Rockland
Rockland — Judge Joseph Field presided over eight cases in 6th District Court in Rockland July 6. William Pagnano was lawyer for the day for defense, and Assistant District Attorney Chris Fernald prosecuted. The cases ranged in topics from assault to drug use, theft and probation violations.
Raymond Merrifield, 30, of Camden appeared on charges of probation violation and theft of jewelry. He was fined $750 with conditions, including registration with Maine Pre-Trial Services, observing curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and going to a probation violation hearing in September.
Stephen Little, 24, of Warren was charged with violation of conditions of release, possession of unlawful scheduled drugs and operating after suspension. He received concurrent sentences of seven days in jail each on two counts and was ordered to pay $1,100 in fines. He must start paying monthly installments of $50.
Anthony Langille, 44, of St. George had been in jail since June 25 on charges of theft and multiple warrants for unpaid fines and fees. Before trial, bail had been set at $1,500 cash.
The judge ordered him held on $2,500 cash bail and he was to have no contact with his victims, observe an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, and consume no alcohol or drugs.
Christine Hunt, 34, of St. George appeared on a theft charge. The judge set cash bail at $2,500 and said she would register with Maine Pre-Trial Services and have no contact with her victims. She was to observe curfew daily from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. She will have a conference Sept. 26.
Sean Walker, 27, of Rockport was in court on a violation of conditions of release. He was ordered to pay $500 cash bail and have no alcohol or dangerous weapons. His case can be reviewed. He was assigned to an attorney and given an Aug. 16 date for trial.
Tmara Clark, 44, of Camden was in court for domestic violence assault for reportedly hitting her victim in the chest and leaving a red bruise. Pagnano said she has been crime-free for the past five years. She was held on $200 cash bail. She will have a trial Aug. 16. She is to have no contact with the victim.
Melony Beal, 40, of Rockland appeared on charges of unlawful possession of hallucinogenics and trafficking in prison contraband. Bail was set at $2,000. She will have a court date Sept. 26.
Robert Messier, 29, of Camden was in court on a warrant and probation revocation. Bail had been set at $2,000. He is serving out his probation revocation until July 26.
Trafficking in prison contraband, domestic violence assault on July 9 docket
Judge Susan Sparaco handed down sentences in 6th District Court on July 9 for cases of violence, illicit drugs and theft.
Attorney Roger Hurley was lawyer for the day for the defense. Assistant District Attorney Chris Fernald prosecuted.
Sean Ross, 29, of Bristol, N.H., was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, Suboxyn, and with trafficking in prison contraband. The judge set bail at $500 and scheduled a conference date of Aug. 29. He is to apply for Maine Pre-Trial Services.
Jessi Piper, 31, of Rockland pleaded guilty to theft of two cans of Red Bull from Rite Aid Pharmacy and to four outstanding warrants from Waldo County for failure to pay fines. She was given 24 hours in the Knox County Jail, with credit for time served, and ordered to pay $10 restitution.
Kristin Becker-Vicelich, 37, of Rockland was charged with domestic violence assault in a family fight. She pleaded not guilty and was charged $500 cash bail. She will join Maine Pretrial Services and go to trial Aug. 16. She is to stay away from the victim as a condition of bail.