September 9, 2013

Violent felon faces new burglary, assault charges after Waterville confrontation

By Jesse Scardina
Staff Writer

WATERVILLE — A man with convictions for robbery and aggravated assault is in jail again, facing five charges stemming from incident on Elm Street.

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Anthony Perkins

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Anthony George Perkins, 26, of Waterville, was arrested Sunday afternoon, hours after police said he showed up to an Elm Street home where his ex-girlfriend was staying with a friend. Police said Perkins pried open the locked door and shoved his ex-girlfriend twice during an argument.

Police were called after the 2:30 a.m. confrontation, but Perkins had left shortly before they arrived, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey of the Waterville Police Department.

Kennebec County Sheriff's Office used search dogs on Elm Street to track him, but were unable to confirm his exact location, according to Rumsey.

Rumsey said that Perkins' ex-girlfriend has a protection order against him, and he violated it during the incident, so police filed a probable cause affidavit to charge him.

At 12:30 Sunday afternoon, Waterville police were dispatched to 21 Elm St., where the two people involved in that morning's altercation were looking for Perkins, according to Rumsey.

"The two people caught word that Perkins was at that residence and went to confront him," Rumsey said. "Somebody living in the apartment building called the police."

Perkins was charged with burglary, assault, criminal mischief, violating the conditions of his release and violating a protection order.

After he was arrested, Perkins he was taken to Kennebec County jail in Augusta, where he was being held on $1,750 cash bail. He is scheduled to appear in Kennebec County Superior Court on Oct. 15.

Perkins, who has also lived in Monmouth and Oakland, was convicted of a 2007 robbery and aggravated assault of a man in Waterville. He was sentenced to six years in prison, with all but 18 months suspended, and three years of probation.

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