Warren man pleads not guilty to aggravated assault charge
Rockland — Gregory Leeman, 52, of Warren entered a not guilty plea Oct. 29 in Sixth District Court on an aggravated assault charge, stemming from an incident while he was incarcerated at the Maine State Prison.
He was represented by defense attorney Jeremy Pratt in the role of lawyer for the day.
Appearing before Judge Patrick Ende, Leeman had been placed on $5,000 bail at the time of his arrest. When Pratt said that Leeman was represented by attorney Jonathan Handelman of Brunswick in another case, the judge assigned Handelman to Leeman's new charges.
Pratt asked for 30 days to file a pretrial motion. The judge ordered Leeman to appear in Knox County Superior Court Jan. 7, 2013.
Meanwhile, if Leeman makes $5,000 cash bail, he is to have no contact with his victim, whom he is accused of beating with a padlock. Pratt said Leeman is no longer an inmate at the Maine State Prison and will have no contact with the victim.
In another case before the district court Oct. 29, Philip Libby III, 26, of Rockland entered a denial plea to a probation violation. Under an agreement, no bail was entered on the new charge.
Pratt said that defense attorney Daniel Purdy represented Libby in another case involving theft and drug possession, and the judge assigned Purdy to handle both cases for Libby.
Libby is scheduled to appear in Knox County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 29.
Santa Havener, 25, of Rockland appeared in court and entered a guilty plea on a charge of unlawful possession of drugs.
Pratt said a civil case pending against her has been dismissed.
She received a fine of $10 a month and will perform public service work at the rate of $10 an hour.
The three defendants in court Monday were in custody in Knox County Jail.
Courier Publications reporter George Chappell can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401, ext. 117, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.