FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man was sentenced Monday to serve 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to six of eight criminal charges including physically assaulting a 5-year-old child, terrorizing and eluding a police officer.

Christopher David Snow, 25, was given the jail time on charges stemming from two incidents, one in Norridgewock on Oct. 8 and another on Saturday in which he is charged with kicking down the door at his mother’s house in Fairfield and leading police on a brief chase on a stolen all-terrain vehicle.

Snow was given until 6 p.m. Dec. 17 to report to jail so he can clear up his personal affairs, an intake officer at the Somerset County Jail said.

Fairfield Police Chief Thomas Gould said police were called to Snow’s mother’s house Saturday morning on Martin Stream Road after she reported that her son had kicked in the door and stolen the family’s ATV. Officer Matt Wilcox responded as Snow allegedly took off on the four-wheeler on Martin Stream Road.

“The officer responded and a short time later he met the vehicle and tried to flag it down, but the operator refused to stop,” Gould said. “He attempted to pull the vehicle over, but it accelerated away from him.”

Gould said Snow then allegedly rode the ATV onto a nearby trail in a wooded area and again refused to stop for the officer.


Gould said he arrived at the scene, as did a Somerset County sheriff’s deputy and an Oakland police officer. Snow then rode back to the house and was taken into custody without incident, he said.

In the Saturday incident, he was charged with eluding a police officer, failure to stop for a police officer, criminal mischief for kicking down the door, theft of the ATV and violating the conditions of his release after the prior incident on Oct. 8.

Snow pleaded guilty Monday to the criminal mischief charge, violating the conditions of release and failing to stop for a police officer. The charges of theft and eluding a police officer were dismissed, according to court documents.

Somerset County Chief Deputy and Sheriff-elect Dale Lancaster said the October incident began just after 6:30 p.m. when Snow showed up at a residence on Becki Way in Norridgewock, screaming obscenities and threatening to burn the house down. He also kicked a 5-year-old child, Lancaster said.

“While we were there he was very volatile, screaming, yelling at people, and he was arrested for disorderly conduct,” Lancaster said.

Snow was charged with assault, terrorizing and disorderly conduct using offensive words and gestures. No one was injured.


Snow pleaded guilty to the charges, all misdemeanors, on Monday. The total jail time on all eight combined charges is 364 days in the county jail with all but 90 days suspended and one year of supervised release, or probation.

District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said that the victims were in agreement with the plea bargain.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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Twitter: @Doug_Harlow

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