AUGUSTA — A Waterville man charged with robbery, theft and domestic violence terrorizing pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single charge of theft of a coat containing cash and was sentenced to three years in prison for that and for violating probation.

Charles R. Bellows, 34, was sentenced Tuesday at the Capital Judicial Center.

His defense attorney, Brad Grant, said, “He was never guilty of robbery or domestic violence terrorizing.”

The prosecutor dismissed those two charges last week as part of the plea agreement.

The charges had stemmed from a Dec. 5, 2014, incident in Waterville in which Bellows was accused of taking a jacket and $280 cash belonging to someone else.

Bellows, who previously was convicted of aggravated assault in July 2012 in Kennebec County and sentenced to eight years in prison with all but two years’ suspended and three years’ probation, was ordered to pay $280 restitution for the new theft conviction.

The three-year term is concurrent to a three-year probation revocation.

Bellows also was convicted in 2012 of robbery for taking and using an electronic benefits card from his son’s mother and of theft for stealing oxycodone from another woman.

Several other people were sentenced Tuesday in separate hearings also at the Capital Judicial Center:

Derrick R. Cram, 34, of Clinton, domestic violence assault Feb. 22 in Clinton; nine-month jail sentence.

Lucas Peter Cole, 25, of Benton, violating condition of release April 12 in Unity Plantation; 10-day jail sentence.

Jason A. Harrington, 21, of Augusta, operating under the influence April 22 in Augusta; 96-hour jail sentence to be served in the alternative sentencing program, $500 fine, 150-day license suspension.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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