December 15, 2018
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Waldoboro man pleads guilty to second aggravated assault in three years

Lincoln County News | BDN
Lincoln County News | BDN
Jonathan A. Tarr

A Waldoboro man has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for the second time in three years, against two different victims, both in domestic violence situations.

Jonathan A. Tarr, 42, accepted a plea offer from the state and entered his guilty pleas at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset on Monday, Dec. 3, according to Assistant District Attorney Matthew R. Gerety.

Tarr pleaded guilty to one count each of class B aggravated assault and class C violation of condition of release, two counts of class D criminal restraint, and one count of class D domestic violence assault, according to Gerety. One count of class D obstructing report of crime or injury was dismissed.

Tarr is on probation for his last aggravated assault and admitted to a probation violation.

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Class B and C crimes are felonies. Class D crimes are misdemeanors.

Tarr will be sentenced at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Tarr on April 20, according to a statement from the agency after the arrest. The victim of the assault was treated at Maine Medical Center and released.

The Cape Elizabeth Police Department, Maine State Police, and the Waldoboro Police Department assisted in the investigation.

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Tarr is on probation for an assault in January 2016, when he struck a woman with a gun, stabbed her, held a loaded handgun to her head, and otherwise repeatedly assaulted and threatened her, according to court documents.

He was sentenced to nine months in jail and eight years of probation in August 2016, after he pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts of aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

Tarr pleaded guilty to assaulting the same woman in 2013, though the charge was later reduced to disorderly conduct.

 


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