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Violent spree ends with arrest of Thomaston man

By Stephen Betts | Jul 31, 2020
Photo by: Knox County Jail Christopher Snow

Thomaston — A 30-year-old Thomaston man is being held at the Knox County Jail after police said he punched his girlfriend, punched an off-duty police officer, kicked a corrections officer, threatened to kill the officer and his children and spat blood over a cruiser.

Christopher N. Snow was arrested July 30 and charged with Class C assault on an officer, Class C criminal threatening, two counts of assault, disorderly conduct, terrorizing and violation of a condition of release.

Snow made his initial appearance via video July 31 in the Knox County court. Justice Bruce Mallonee set bail at $10,000 cash for the Thomaston man.

The district attorney's office asked that Snow's bail on a prior charge be revoked. A hearing on that motion is scheduled for Sept. 24.

According to an affidavit filed by Thomaston police, off-duty Officer Jarrod Leonardi was at the Lil Mart in Thomaston when he witnessed Snow punch a woman twice in the back of the head. The officer intervened and identified himself as an officer, according to the affidavit. Snow then punched the officer in the face.

Snow continued to be verbally abusive and picked up a large rock and threw it at the officer before running from the scene. Snow was seen running across Dexter Street and jumping a fence onto the property of Dragon Products.

Thomaston Police Chief Tim Hoppe located Snow and handcuffed him. Thomaston Officer Noah Stevens drove the suspect to the Knox County Jail in Rockland during which time, Snow kicked the partition in the cruiser and slammed his head and shoulders against the window. Snow laughed, saying he cut his head and would now need to be taken to the hospital. Snow then spat blood all over the back of the cruiser, according to the affidavit.

At the jail, Snow threatened to spit blood in the face of corrections officers and kicked one of the officers in the chest.

Snow was taken to the hospital and continued his tirade, threatening to kill the corrections officer and his children, according to police.

Officer Stevens noted in his police report that Snow was arrested July 20 and also smashed his head against the cruiser partition, requiring a trip to Pen Bay.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Aug 02, 2020 13:52

He showed them. I'll just dent the back of your cruiser with my head. One thing I know is he didn't knock himself senseless because he obviously doesn't have any.

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