PARIS — A Woodstock man accused of assaulting a family member and leading police on a manhunt in November pleaded not guilty to 11 charges Thursday in Oxford County Superior Court.

Joseph R. Cox, 26, pleaded not guilty to charges brought after incidents in November and December 2011. He faces charges of aggravated assault, assault, domestic violence assault, terrorizing and burglary, as well as multiple charges of theft by unauthorized taking and violation of bail condition.

On Nov. 29, Cox, of 178 Perkins Valley Road, was sought by about 50 state and county police officers after a relative called police and said he had assaulted a family member. The victim was transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

With word that Cox was armed and dangerous, county and state police began searching for he and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Shannan Young of Bangor. The two were arrested about four hours later after coming to a nearby home where the occupants called police.

Later on Dec. 12, police say Cox returned to the relative’s home and stole cigarettes and a leaf blower.

Cox’s attorney, Maurice Porter, argued that the report was incorrect.

On Dec. 18, the court revoked his property bail and replaced it with $25,000 cash. On Thursday, Cox was still in custody at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.

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