PERU – A Rumford man on probation for domestic violence crimes and refusing to stay away from an ex-girlfriend’s home is behind bars again on similar charges.

Joshua L. Mayo, 29, of 34 Oxford Ave., is charged with whacking John J. Hansen, 21, in the head with a beer bottle after Hansen told Mayo to leave a restricted Peru residence late Monday evening, according to Maine State Trooper Paul Casey’s sworn statement.

Hansen, who suffered a deep cut above his left eyebrow, was taken to Rumford Hospital where he was treated and released.

Mayo, who fled the scene only to return the following day, according to the affidavit, was arrested near the same home on Tuesday by Trooper Jason Wing. Wing charged Mayo with aggravated assault, violating conditions of release and violating probation conditions and took him to Oxford County Jail in Paris.

Mayo, who is indigent, remained in jail on Thursday evening, the day after his initial appearance before Justice John Nivison in Oxford County Superior Court.

Nivison set bail at $1,000 with conditions that Mayo have no contact with Hansen and not use or possess drugs or alcohol. An arraignment date has yet to be set.

Mayo was recently convicted in Rumford District Court of domestic violence stalking and violating conditions of release stemming from incidents on Oct. 21 and 20. He received a suspended sentence of a year in jail and a year of probation on the stalking charge, and was fined $200.

He was also found guilty of violating conditions of release regarding an Oct. 10 incident, and sentenced to six months in jail, all suspended.

Regarding an Aug. 16 incident, Mayo was convicted of domestic violence stalking and criminal mischief and sentenced to a year in jail, all suspended, given a year probation and ordered to pay restitution of $400.

Regarding a June 7 incident, Mayo was convicted of assault, sentenced to a year in jail, all suspended, and given a year of probation.

Last month, Mayo was convicted of marijuana possession regarding a July 19 incident and fined $400.

In August, he was convicted of violating conditions of release stemming from a July 11 incident and sentenced to 48 hours in jail.

On Sept. 24, 2007, Mayo was stabbed multiple times by Alvah Burton Pike IV, then 26, following an argument. Pike pleaded guilty on July 10 to elevated aggravated assault and aggravated assault and was ordered to serve six years of a 20-year prison sentence.

In December 2003, Mayo was arrested and charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault regarding a 22-year-old ex-girlfriend in Rumford.


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