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Maiden Cliff, Lisa Black
  • Published
    May 5, 2011

    Judge rules Maiden Cliff suspect can use house as bail

    The 68-year-old Camden man accused of trying to push his wife off Maiden Cliff last month can remain free, using the home he shared with her as bail. Superior Court Justice Jeffrey Hjelm ruled May 5 that the state failed at the initial bail hearing on April 19 to raise the issue of whether it was permissible for Charles R. Black to use the home as surety for his $240,000 bail. The judge ruled that bail condition...

  • Published
    May 3, 2011

    Judge weighs bail change for Maiden Cliff suspect

    Justice Jeffrey Hjelm said Tuesday afternoon, May 3 he would issue an opinion later this week on whether a 68-year-old Camden man accused of assaulting his wife on Maiden Cliff can use their home for bail. Charles R. Black was released on bail April 27 after posting his share of the Camden home he shared with his wife as surety for his bail. The district attorney's office, however, is arguing that it now ...

  • Published
    April 22, 2011

    Maiden Cliff teachers known for work in Sunflower State

    The case of the couple injured April 7 on Mt. Megunticook involves two teachers known for their careers in Kansas. Charles R. Black, 68, of Camden has been charged with aggravated assault. His wife, Lisa Zahn Crooks Black, 52, told police he pushed her off Mt. Megunticook near Maiden Cliff, according to an affidavit filed in court. Black was being held at Knox County Jail in Rockland Friday morning, April ...

  • Published
    April 21, 2011

    Fearing punishment of victim, state seeks bail change

    The assistant district attorney has filed a motion to amend the bail conditions on the Camden man accused of assaulting his wife on Mt. Megunticook, arguing that allowing him to post property jointly owned with the victim could end up punishing her. Charles R. Black, 68, of Camden has been charged with aggravated assault for an incident April 7 where his wife, Lisa Zahn Crooks Black, told police he pushed her ...

  • Published
    April 16, 2011

    Husband arrested in Maiden Cliff case

    Maine State Police detectives arrested Charles Reed Black, 68, of Camden, Friday evening, April 15, upon his release from Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, charging him with aggravated assault following an intensive search and rescue on Mt. Megunticook a week ago. Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne, who, along with Maine State Police detectives, is investigating the April 7 injuries of Black and his wife, ...

  • Published
    April 11, 2011

    Investigation into Mt. Megunticook injuries continues, detectives comb site

    A Camden couple remains at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor following injuries sustained April 7 while on Maiden Cliff on Mt. Megunticook in Camden. Maine State Police detectives and Camden police continue their investigation as of Wednesday, April 13. Over the weekend, investigators were on the mountain searching for evidence. "They were looking over the entire scene as part of the investigation," said ...

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