The 68-year-old Camden man accused of assaulting his wife on Maiden Cliff is free on bail.

Charles R. Black was released Wednesday after posting his share of the Camden home he shared with his wife as surety for his bail.

A hearing on whether he will be allowed to use the house as bail is scheduled for next week.

Justice Jeffrey Hjelm agreed to reschedule the bail hearing for Black from April 27 until Tuesday, May 3 at 2 p.m. Black’s lawyer, Walter McKee had a scheduling conflict.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald filed a motion to amend Black’s bail to prevent him from using the home as bail to be released from jail.

Black has been charged with aggravated assault for an incident April 7 where his wife, Lisa Zahn Crooks Black, told police he pushed her off Mt. Megunticook near Maiden Cliff, according to court records.

Black had been held at Knox County Jail in Rockland until April 27 on $100,000 cash bail or $240,000 worth of property.

But Fernald argues in court papers that his use of that property would, in effect, potentially punish the alleged victim in the event the defendant did not later appear and the house could be sold to satisfy the surety.

Black’s attorney, McKee, argued in court papers, however, that the property is jointly owned and his client has a right to post it as bail. In addition, McKee said that all this information was known when bail was originally set.

Black has a variety of bail conditions placed on him. He may not have any contact with the victim or possess weapons, he is prohibited from being in Camden, and must sign a contract with Maine Pre-Trial Services. He also cannot leave the state and must surrender his passport.