Augusta man found guilty of domestic violence assault

Posted April 25, 2013, at 9:26 a.m.

ALFRED, Maine — An Augusta man was found guilty of domestic violence assault Wednesday and is awaiting sentencing.

Joshua Drew, 29, was convicted by a York County jury of the Class C felony crime of domestic violence assault and a Class D misdemeanor of obstructing report of a crime stemming from an incident in Hollis last November, according to York County District Attorney Kathryn Loftus Slattery.

Drew had choked his girlfriend during an argument and prevented her from making a phone call to police. Slattery said a sentencing date has yet to be set.

Jurors delivered their verdict after the victim testified against Drew, who faces up to five years in jail on the felony charge and an additional year on the misdemeanor. Drew was found not guilty of a charge of domestic violence stalking.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.