SKOWHEGAN — A Newport man pleaded guilty Wednesday to kicking out a window in a police cruiser as he was being taken to jail.

Guyfred Hickey, 32, told Judge John Nivison he wanted to take responsibility for his actions and pleaded guilty in Somerset County Superior Court to charges of aggravated criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and refusing to submit to arrest.

After he caused a disruption March 3 at a residence in Pittsfield, police arrested him for failing to leave the property, Assistant District Attorney Brent Davis said in court.

As he was being driven to Somerset County Jail, Hickey kicked out a window in a Pittsfield police cruiser, causing $641 worth of damage and putting the car out of commission, Davis said.

“I apologize. I was really concerned about my son,” Hickey said. “That’s not me.”

He did not elaborate about why he was concerned about his son, but he admitted he was intoxicated.

He was sentenced to three years in jail, all but 90 days suspended, with two years of probation.

Nivison ordered him to report to jail April 26, allowing him time to finish studies at the University of Maine at Augusta.

“I’ve got my stuff together. I’m concentrating on school,” Hickey said.

Davis said Hickey has a criminal history, including possession of drugs, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, driving to endanger, eluding an officer, operating after suspension, operating without a license and operating under the influence.

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