ROCKPORT — A 36-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night, Dec. 20 after police said he trashed a motel room earlier in the day and upon returning to the room, attacked another hotel guest who asked him to quiet down.

Jeremy R. Dennison made his initial appearance Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 21 in the Knox County court on charges of assault, criminal mischief and two counts of violating a condition of release.

According to an affidavit filed in court by the Rockport Police Department, police were called to the Schooner Bay Motor Inn on Route 1 in Rockport at about 2 p.m. Dec. 21 after receiving a report that Dennison damaged his hotel room. The officer reported that the sink and cabinet in the bathroom had been ripped from the walls and were on the floor. Dennison told the officer that he was upset that nothing was working in the room.

He was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail. He was released on bail and returned to the hotel room.

At about 10 p.m., police were called again after witnesses said Dennison attacked a man who had knocked on his door, asking him to quiet down. The witnesses said the other hotel guest was walking away from the door when Dennison ran at him, struck him and struck him again while he was down.

Dennison was arrested again and charged with assault and violating a condition of release.

Dennison had been free on $500 cash bail after pleading guilty Oct. 18 to two counts of terrorizing. Sentencing had not yet been held on those convictions.

Deputy District Attorney Christopher Fernald filed a motion in court Dec. 21 to revoke Dennison’s bail from his October pleas.

Judge John Martin agreed to have Dennison held without bail on the motion to revoke his bail on the earlier charges.