The 68-year-old former Camden resident accused of trying to push his wife off Maiden Cliff will be able to travel to Nebraska for a family reunion.

Justice Jeffrey Hjelm ruled Wednesday, May 25 that Charles R. Black could spend a week out of state for the event. Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald had objected to the request. Current bail conditions prohibit Black from leaving the state.

Todd Butler, who supervises Black through Maine Pre-Trial Services, said he had no objection to the request.

Justice Hjelm asked that Butler work with Black so that there can be some contact with the defendant during that week.

A less-than-five-minute hearing was held on the Black matter.

In addition, Fernald said he will be meeting with investigators from the state’s Criminal Investigation Division next week and that the case could then go to the regularly scheduled grand jury session for Knox County that will be held in July.

A grand jury would determine whether there is sufficient evidence for the case to proceed to a trial.

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

Black and his attorney, Walter McKee, were in attendance at the May 25 hearing.

Black has a variety of bail conditions placed on him. He may not have any contact with his wife or possess weapons. He is also prohibited from being in Camden. He has been living in Rockland since being released on bail.