May 27, 2018
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Thomaston woman may serve 14 days for trespassing, assaults

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 24-year-old Thomaston woman will serve no more than 14 days in jail in a plea agreement related to a May 2012 incident in which police say she assaulted three people.

Nicole L. Lesnyk entered an Alford plea Tuesday to an aggravated criminal trespass charge. An Alford plea means the defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges that the state has sufficient evidence to convict.

The plea also was part of a deferred disposition which will reduce the aggravated criminal trespass charge to a criminal trespass charge if Lesnyk refrains from criminal conduct for the next 12 months.

As part of the agreement, a burglary charge was dismissed, and she pleaded guilty to a domestic violence assault and two counts of assault.

Justice Jeffrey Hjelm accepted the plea. The agreed upon sentence calls for a 364-day jail term with all but 14 days suspended. The defense will be able to argue for her to spend less than 14 days in jail at the time of sentencing next year.

According to the police report, Lesnyk went to a home in Thomaston in May 2012, pounded on the door and when it was opened, assaulted three people inside the home.

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