Two men were charged with domestic violence in Unity in separate incidents over the weekend.

Friday at 9:40 p.m., Waldo County sheriff’s deputies charged Mark Lessard, 45, of Unity, with attacking his stepson and the child’s mother, according to a press release from the department.

Lessard allegedly pushed the stepson out the door of the home during an argument with him, and then put the boy’s mother, who is his girlfriend, in a headlock, the release said.

Lessard is charged with two counts of class D domestic assault and two counts of failure to appear in court. He is free on $1,150 cash bail.

Christopher Giggey, 37, also of Unity, was charged with assaulting his girlfriend.

That incident occurred Sunday at about 4:20 p.m. when, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, Giggey became upset with his girlfriend and hit her with a computer, breaking it. Strangulation was also “an element of the assault,” the release said.

Giggey was charged with class B aggravated domestic assault, Class D domestic assault and criminal mischief. No bail was allowed pending an appearance before a judge.


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