Rockport man apologizes for swearing at judge

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 22, 2013, at 5:23 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 33-year-old Rockport man was released from jail Tuesday after apologizing for swearing last week at a judge during his court appearance.

Corwin Olds told Judge John David Kennedy on Tuesday afternoon in Rockland District Court that his behavior was disrespectful and disruptive and said he was sorry for twice swearing in court at the judge and district attorney.

The judge on Tuesday sentenced Olds to 72 hours in jail and gave him credit for time served.

Judge Kennedy then set bail at personal recognizance for Olds, who has been held since last week when he was arrested for failing to appear at a Jan. 14 court hearing on a pending forgery and theft case. It was during a bail hearing on Jan. 18 that Olds had his outburst and was returned to jail.

On Tuesday, the judge ordered that Olds have no contact with the victims in the case in which he is alleged by police to have forged three checks and taken some jewelry from their home.

Defense attorney William Maddox told the judge that his client has mental health issues and was applying for Social Security disability.

Assistant District Attorney Jeffrey Baroody had asked for bail to be set at $1,000 cash, citing a series of convictions dating back to 2001 that included threatening and violating probation.

Judge Kennedy presided over the hearing via closed-circuit television from West Bath.

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