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Warren man gets 20 months for trying to strangle woman

Mar 22, 2020

Rockland — A Warren man with a history of violence was sentenced to 20 months in prison for trying to strangle a woman.

Ronald J. Moulton, 53,was sentenced March 12 in the Knox County court to four years in prison with all but 20 months suspended for domestic violence aggravated assault. Moulton will be on probation for three years upon his release.

Moulton has been held in jail since his arrested Oct. 29 for the assault that occurred Oct. 25 in Warren.

According to an affidavit filed at that time in the Knox County court by Knox County Sheriff's Office Deputy Drew Graham, a woman told police that she asked Moulton to leave the residence on Oct. 25 and he grabbed her by the throat and slammed her head against the wall. The woman also said he warned her that if she called the police he would return and kill her, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit also said Moulton reported blacking out and did not know what he had done.

The deputy noticed scratches on the woman's neck and that her voice was raspy and she was coughing.

Moulton was also convicted of aggravated assault in 2016 for a 2014 incident in which he kicked a man, who was on the ground, in the head outside a bar.That victim suffered a concussion.

Moulton got a three-year sentence with all but five months suspended for the 2016 conviction. He was still on probation for that offense at the time of his arrest Oct. 29.

Other cases completed in the Knox County court from March 12 through March 20 were:
Michael Wayne Thompson, 41, Lincolnville, operating after habitual offender revocation with three priors, 30 months in prison stayed until June 10, $1,000 fine.

Jacob A. Emerson Dare, 25, Union, disorderly conduct, dismissed.

Cyrus H. Sleeper, 31, South Thomaston, allowing dog to be at large, $50 fine.

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