Abusive behavior, probation violation nets Warren man two more years in prison

Posted March 30, 2011, at 7:56 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — In 2010 Joseph Weymouth got six months for beating up his girlfriend. Wednesday, a judge ordered him to serve two years more after he pleaded guilty to some abusive behavior and probation violations.

According to court documents, Weymouth had been sentenced to two years and six months, but had to serve only six months in jail for beating and choking his girlfriend after a day of drinking in January 2010.

Then, this January, after serving his time, Weymouth, 39, of Warren, started calling the victim again. He called her home phone and her cell phone – which was against his probation orders, according to police reports filed in Knox County Superior Court. On Jan. 22, he went into her basement in Warren, poured gallons of bleach into a corner, ripped apart some of the clothes that were down there, and cut some power cords, according to a police report filed with the court. Then he threatened the victim with a screwdriver.

He “threatened [the woman] stating to the effect ‘that he should stick it in her head,’” police reported.

He was rearrested for violating his conditions of release. For violating probation, the judge ordered Weymouth to serve the suspended portion of his sentence on the previous crimes.

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