DOVER-FOXCROFT — A 31-year-old LaGrange man will spend the next four years in prison as a result of numerous domestic violence-related charges in 2019.
That’s according to Piscataquis County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Almy, who said Russell Berry was already out on bail on a harassment charge involving the victim of the attack.
Berry was sentenced on a number of charges including burglary, domestic violence stalking, and unlawful sexual contact, among others.
Almy said the reason for the lengthy sentence is the severity of the crimes.
“He’s being punished for four years in jail. He’ll be on probation for a total of six years after that with a significant sentence hanging over his head in case he reoffends. We are also concerned about the safety of the victim. That’s why there is a long term of probation,” Almy said.
Once he released from jail, Berry will be barred from having contact with the victim.
He was also ordered to complete a certified batterers intervention program, evaluation and counseling, and complete 6 hours of community service work each month during his probation.