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Warren man charged with aggravated assault against two

By Juliette Laaka | Jul 29, 2016

Rockland — A 47-year-old Warren man was arrested July 28 after he injured a woman's finger and then attacked a man attempting to help her, according to police.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash July 29 at David Atwood's initial appearance hearing. As he is facing felony charges, he did not enter pleas to two counts of aggravated assault, domestic violence aggravated assault and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Defense counsel for the in-custody individuals, William Pagnano, argued for a $2,500 cash bail for Atwood, saying he is employed, is a lifelong resident of the area, and therefore is not a flight risk. Pagnano said the state's bail request was excessive given the situation.

Judge Susan Sparaco agreed with Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald that bail should be set at $25,000, citing the defendant's criminal history, which includes crimes of violence and bail violations.

Conditions of bail include that he not possess illegal drugs, alcohol or weapons, and abide by a curfew.

According to an affidavit filed in Knox County Unified Court, the male victim went to the Thomaston Police Department to report the assault. The man told police that his friend, the female victim in the case, had left him a voicemail message saying Atwood had ripped half her finger off.

The male victim went to the Warren residence where she was staying to help the woman and her children leave the house. When he pulled into the driveway, he said, Atwood attacked him with a bat, striking him in the head. He said he was then choked from behind while he was on the ground, attempting to fight Atwood off.

The male victim said he was having difficulty focusing his eyes and that he was dizzy.

When police went to interview Atwood, a Suboxone strip was found in his pocket.

Reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Reggie Montgomery | Jul 29, 2016 15:29

Sorry about that post. I tried to retract it.


Posted by: Reggie Montgomery | Jul 29, 2016 15:26

Who writes like this? Wow! Is this second grade or what?

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