May 25, 2018
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Man charged with assault, bail violation after Greenbush incident

By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

GREENBUSH, Maine — An Old Town man who was out on bail for operating a vehicle after suspension of his license was thrown back in jail after a domestic assault incident at his home early Wednesday afternoon.

“We responded to a call about a domestic assault at 243 East Ridge Road,” said Patty McLaughlin, a deputy with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident involved a confrontation between resident Richard F. Moloney, 36, of Old Town and a woman residing at that address.

“He was gone when we got there,” McLaughlin said, referring to Moloney. “He drove away from the scene in an Isuzu.”

The alleged assault occurred shortly before 1:10 p.m. and Moloney was found and arrested around 2 p.m.

McLaughlin said Moloney was later arrested and charged at Penobscot Judicial Center, where officers apparently caught up with him while he was making a required appearance.

Moloney was charged with domestic violence assault, obstructing the report of a crime, and violation of bail. He is being held without bail at Penobscot County Jail while awaiting a Jan. 11 court appearance.

Deputy Steve Saucier and Maine State Trooper Chris Foxworthy assisted McLaughlin in the investigation.

A check of the Bangor Daily News’ published Bangor court records shows Moloney was convicted of criminal mischief last May and ordered to pay a $700 fine and $241 in restitution. He paid a $350 fine for possession of marijuana last month in Lincoln District Court.

Moloney also was indicted for two counts of failure to appear in December 2006 in Bangor. In March 2002, he was given a 30-day jail sentence for assault, 30 days for criminal mischief and ordered to pay $63 in restitution.

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