Judge revokes Lyman man’s bail after bar stool assault allegations

Roland Daggett
Roland Daggett
By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted March 05, 2012, at 8:17 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A federal judge on Friday revoked the bail of a York County man awaiting sentencing on a drug charge because the man was arrested last month after allegedly assaulting a female friend of his stepson’s with a bar stool.

Roland Daggett, 45, of Lyman is scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court on April 2 on an felony assault charge related to the incident at his home.

U.S. District Judge John Woodcock ordered Friday that Daggett be held without bail until he can be sentenced in federal court in Bangor on a marijuana charge. Daggett pleaded guilty in September before Woodcock to possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

He was out on postconviction bail awaiting sentencing — scheduled for March 30 — when he was arrested by York County deputy sheriffs on Feb. 25, according to documents filed in federal court in Bangor.

Daggett was charged with aggravated assault, a Class B felony, in York County Superior Court. He reportedly was released on $1,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court in Alfred on April 2.

Daggett allegedly was intoxicated when he returned home early on Saturday, Feb. 25, and found two women visiting his stepson. When the 20-year-old victim suggested that Daggett was making inappropriate advances toward her female friend, the defendant struck her with a bar stool, hit her with his fists and pulled her hair, according to court documents.

Daggett’s federal bail conditions include not committing any new crimes.

Louis Bailey, 46, of Wells and Daggett were arrested in August 2010 at a U.S. Border Protection checkpoint on southbound Interstate 95 in Old Town with 101 pounds of marijuana hidden in the pickup truck in which they were traveling. Both men were arrested and charged with violating federal drug laws.

Bailey pleaded guilty in November to possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and distribution of marijuana. His sentencing date has not been set.

Daggett and Bailey each face up to five years in federal prison and fines of up to $25,000 on the marijuana charges. If convicted in state court of the assault charge, Daggett faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

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