AUGUSTA — A New York man nearing the end of a yearlong sentence at the Maine State Prison in Warren is in demand both in Kennebec County and New Hampshire courts in connection with drug charges.

Anthony Johnson Englesbobb, 31, of Brooklyn, who also had Maine addresses in Augusta and Oakland, was in front of a judge via video Wednesday from the Kennebec County jail for a hearing on charges of unlawful possession of cocaine and violation of conditions of release, both March 22, 2017, in Winslow.

However, it appears that case will take a back seat to a New Hampshire case.

Assistant District Attorney David Spencer told Judge Tom Nale that Maine Department of Corrections officials indicated that New Hampshire has an active warrant for Englesbobb and will send officers to collect him when his Maine sentence concludes early next month.

The charges in the New Hampshire case were not specified, but the Rockingham County (New Hampshire) sheriff’s arrest log, published by Seacoastonline.com, indicates that Englesbobb was arrested May 11, 2016, on a charge of failure to appear for a court conference on an original charge of possession of cocaine.

Spencer said Assistant District Attorney Alisa Ross, who is the prosecutor in the Winslow case, does not want to interfere with the extradition to New Hampshire. She said that Englesbobb could be extradited back to Maine once that charge is resolved.

Nale said he was uncomfortable setting personal recognizance bail because of the lack of information about the handover. He set bail on the Maine case at $5,000 cash and said it would be reviewed as Englesbobb’s release date gets closer.

Englesbobb is serving a one-year sentence for criminal simulation — which involves altering or obscuring the manufacturer’s numbers on a firearm or possessing such a firearm — and illegal possession of a firearm following convictions in York County.

He previously had pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking in Kennebec County and was sentenced to 18 months in prison in December 2015 just as he was about to go to trial.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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