AUGUSTA — Two Waterville women sought in connection with the stabbing of a third woman in China this week went before a judge on Friday on unrelated charges, but the stabbing was not mentioned.

There were no details in court documents filed in Kennebec County Superior or Augusta District courts about Tuesday’s stabbing of Kathryn Hopkins, 24, also of Waterville. Hopkins was listed in fair condition Friday afternoon at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Hopkins was sitting in a vehicle on the Neck Road when the stabbing occurred about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to Maine State Police. She was originally listed in critical condition at the hospital.

One of the two women police had been seeking, Carissa Lynne Butkewicz, 22, was arrested Thursday on charges of violating probation. According to a motion by Officer Ashley Gaboury of the Division of Community Corrections, Butkewicz fail to report for a urine drug screen Oct. 25 as part of her required participation in Family Treatment Drug Court; failed to tell the probation officer she moved from Neck Road, China, to an address in Waterville; failed to report police contact that occurred Oct. 26; and failed to report to her probation officer.

Butkewicz appeared Friday in Augusta District Court via video link from the Kennebec County jail on the probation violation motion as well as a separate charge of violating bail. She denied all allegations listed in the probation revocation motion.

Butkewicz, through attorney Stephen Bourget, agreed to be held without bail, and Judge Eric Walker said that bail could be reviewed by any judge at a later date.

Walker said Butkewicz’s next hearing would be in Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta.

Butkewicz previously had been convicted of trafficking in scheduled drugs in Waterville, according to 2013 Superior Court records. She received a four-year jail sentence, all but four months suspended, three years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $400 fine and $140 restitution.

The second woman sought, Tiffany Glidden, 20, also appeared in court via video from the jail Friday on charges of violating bail on a theft and violating condition of release, all apparently in connection with Waterville District Court charges.

Glidden also appeared in Augusta District Court via video link from the jail and initially pleaded guilty to charges of theft and violating conditions of release. However, she changed her plea to not guilty after Walker rejected a sentence of 48 hours in jail and restitution of $350, jointly proposed by the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney David Spencer, and defense attorney Jeffrey Towne.

“Two days is not appropriate here at all,” Walker said. “What I would impose is a five-day sentence.”

Glidden had served two days following a theft conviction in June, according to her criminal history record. Spencer also told the judge, who asked about Glidden’s prior criminal history, that Glidden had felony-equivalent convictions as a juvenile for burglary and theft.

Glidden had turned herself into police on Wednesday night after learning they were looking for her in connection with the stabbing. Police have not said that Glidden and Butkewicz are suspects in the stabbing, just that they were wanted for questioning in connection with the incident.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

[email protected]

Twitter: @betadams


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.