AUGUSTA — Apparently desperate for a place to sleep last August, Jonathan Daniel Twomey, 27, threw a rock through a window of Bagel Mainea on Western Avenue.

On Monday, that toss brought him 90 nights at the Kennebec County jail and a $4,000 restitution order.

The remainder of the 30-month sentence was suspended, and Twomey was placed on probation for two years at a hearing Monday afternoon at the Capital Judicial Center.

Twomey, 27, who was listed in court documents as a transient with former addresses in Bangor and Biddeford, pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal mischief for the Aug. 20 rock-throwing, which broke a double-paned window and sent glass fragments into a gelato machine, requiring the business to replace it.

He also pleaded guilty to a separate offense of assault on an officer, which occurred Sept. 30, 2015, at the Kennebec County jail.

In the first incident, according to an affidavit by Augusta Patrol Officer Robert Mathieu, police had been called to remove Twomey from a Western Avenue hotel about 2 a.m. Aug. 20. Mathieu wrote that Twomey was upset because he had no place to sleep and threatened to break a window in order to get a place to sleep before walking east along Western Avenue.

About 10 minutes later, Mathieu was dispatched to Bagel Mainea, where a worker reported someone had thrown a rock through a window. The woman told Mathieu she heard “a loud crash followed by someone pulling on the locked front door.”

Mathieu found Twomey standing by the front door, and Twomey told him, “I had to do it,” Mathieu wrote.

Twomey received a concurrent sentence for the assault on an officer.

Two other men were sentenced Monday in separate hearings at the Capital Judicial Center.

Seth W. Reynolds Jr., 40, of Winslow, was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison for his fifth domestic violence assault conviction.

He was convicted of harming his girlfriend on Oct. 9, 2015, in Waterville.

The remainder of the five-year sentence was suspended, and Reynolds was placed on probation for two years. Conditions of probation ban him from contact with the 36-year-old victim.

A Waterville police officer indicated in an arrest affidavit that a witness saw Reynolds push the woman onto a bed and that the woman had bite marks on her from an assault by Reynolds the prior evening.

Reynolds had four prior domestic violence assault convictions, some of which had a different woman listed as the victim.

James Frost, 22, of Belgrade, was ordered to serve 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal operating under the influence. The offense occurred Feb. 26 in Augusta, and Frost has been jailed since then.

The 18 months is to run concurrently with an 18-month probation revocation on Frost’s May 6, 2013, conviction in Sagadahoc County, also on a charge of operating under the influence.

The remainder of the five-year sentence was suspended, and Frost was placed on three years of probation. His driver’s license was suspended for 10 years, and he was fined $2,100.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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