June 21, 2018
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Thomaston man accused of trashing grandparents house

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 23-year-old Thomaston man remains in jail after he was accused of significantly damaging his grandparents’ house last week.

Judge Patricia Worth ordered Christopher N. Snow held on $2,500 cash bail following his initial appearance Wednesday afternoon in Rockland District Court. Snow was charged with aggravated criminal mischief.

According to an affidavit filed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Snow had spent two days in jail after damaging some of his parents’ property. When he got out, he went to his grandparents’ home. He called his mother the following day and said he wanted to show her something. When she went to the home, she found considerable destruction and contacted police.

A refrigerator had been damaged, a counter top had been torn from an island in the kitchen, the door to the microwave was broken off, the kitchen stove was destroyed, other furniture was damaged, windows were broken and there were holes in the kitchen and dining room walls, according to the affidavit.

Assistant District Attorney Jeff Baroody asked for bail of $5,000 cash, saying that the extreme damage to the house showed that Snow was a public safety risk.

Defense attorney William Pagnano asked for unsecured bail, saying Snow had no money to make bail. He also said there is a mental health issue involved.

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