AUGUSTA — A jury on Friday convicted a Farmingdale man of aggravated assault on the second day of his trial in Kennebec County Superior Court.

William E. Blodgett, 21, remains free on bail pending sentencing.

Justice Michaela Murphy told the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Joelle Pratt, and the defense attorney, Robert Ruffner, they could file pre-sentencing memos in the case.

Ruffner told the judge that Blodgett had been in counseling.

Blodgett was convicted of causing serious bodily injury to Randall Wright on Sept. 3, 2012, in Farmingdale.

Prior to the start of the trial, Murphy acquitted Blodgett of a second count of aggravated assault, also on Wright, which said the injury was committed with “extreme indifference to the value of human life.”


A conviction for aggravated assault carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.

A woman, Mallory L. Cote, 23, of Farmingdale, was indicted in the same incident.

She is accused of two counts of aggravated assault on Wright and one of failure to give a correct name.
Attorneys told the judge that Cote’s case is on the trial list for June.

A police report contained in the court file says the incident began when Cote and Wright, who was identified as her uncle, argued verbally and then began to push each other. 

Blodgett then began assaulting Wright with Cote’s encouragement, according to the report by Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jacob Pierce.

A tracking dog found Blodgett hiding in the woods behind the Bowman Street residence where the incident occurred.

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