Camden man accused of tampering with witness

Matthew Donaher
Knox County Jail
Matthew Donaher
Posted Sept. 19, 2013, at 3:47 p.m.

CAMDEN, Maine — A 28-year-old Camden man awaiting trial in connection with two recent business break-ins was arrested again Sunday after being accused of trying to intimidate a witness.

Matthew Donaher was arrested and charged with felony tampering with a witness and violation of bail.

A police affidavit stated that a witness in the burglary cases reported that Donaher had threatened him if he testified.

Camden police Officer Brook Hartshorn arrested Donaher and took him to the Knox County Jail in Rockland. The suspect remained jailed Thursday afternoon, unable to raise $5,000 cash bail.

Donaher had been free on bail following his arrest on Aug. 23 on two counts of burglary. In one count, he is accused of breaking into Coastal Automotive on John Street on July 11 and stealing inspection stickers from the business owned by Camden Select Board member John French. In the second count, he is accused of breaking into and stealing lobsters on Aug. 11 from Scott’s Place, a food stand on Route 1 in Camden.

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