ROCKLAND, Maine — A 38-year-old Bangor man with four prior convictions for operating a motor vehicle after his license had been revoked is going back to prison after being convicted of stealing a car.
Steven L. Farrington was sentenced Wednesday in Knox County Superior Court to four years in prison with all but two years suspended for a fifth operating after revocation conviction. He also received lesser concurrent sentences for violating a condition of release, giving a false name to police, theft of the motor vehicle, theft of an iPad and a knife, and indecent conduct.
Farrington had been released from the Bolduc Correctional Center in Warren — also known as the prison farm — on July 31, after serving a prison sentence for the prior convictions.
On his first day out of prison, Rockland police charged him with indecent conduct. According to Rockland police, an intoxicated Farrington took off all his clothes at the Maine State Ferry Terminal.
The following day, neighboring Rockport police stopped a vehicle that he was driving after it made an improper turn. Farrington initially gave the officer a false name. He was arrested and at the Knox County Jail, the iPad and knife were found on him.
The vehicle turned out to have been taken from the owners.
Farrington also will be on probation for two years after his release. The defendant thanked the judge, saying he needed the structure of probation to keep him out of trouble.