Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By Betty Adams email@example.com
A 26-year-old Waterville woman told police over the weekend she was pretty sure the bulge in her houseguest's boxers was a wad of her cash, so she reached in to reclaim it.
She came up with $40 and demanded the remaining $65 she said was missing from her wallet. The man refused and tried to leave through the front door, apparently shoving her, but he failed to move a second woman, 30, who blocked the doorway.
The man then pulled out the screen from a kitchen window and got out.
Those scenes were described in an affidavit filed in Kennebec County Superior Court to support charges of robbery and assault against Timothy Stanton, 32, of the Waterville/Fairfield area.
Prosecutors went ahead instead with theft and assault charges, and Stanton pleaded guilty to those charges in his initial court appearance today. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, all but 10 days suspended, and one year of administrative release. Stanton also was fined $300 and ordered to pay $65 restitution.
The affidavit by Waterville Police Officer Robert N. Bouley II said the women called police to report the incident at the Cary Lane apartment about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. They told police the suspect ran from the building wearing shorts, a red hat and a red shirt.
They said the wallet owner had met Stanton at the Bob-In bar and knew him through friends, so she invited him back to her apartment.
She and the second woman went into the kitchen and she returned to find Stanton holding her wallet, which she said had contained $115 in cash.
"She stated that she noticed that Timothy was hiding something in his boxers because she noticed a bulge in his boxers," Bouley wrote.
After she grabbed the $40, the man shoved her away. The second woman who was shoved aside got a bruise on her shoulder, police said.
The woman later identified Stanton as the suspect, and police got a call just after 3 a.m. Saturday from a woman on Bellevue Street who wanted Stanton removed from her residence.
Police arrested him on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a charge of operating after suspension, and he denied taking any money or assaulting anyone earlier that morning, Bouley said.
Betty Adams — 621-5631