AUGUSTA — A city man faces charges of tampering with a witness/informant as well as violating bail and failing to appear in court on underlying drug charges.

Christopher Screen, 39, of Augusta, was arrested Monday night on a motion to revoke his bail.

He was brought to the Kennebec County jail and seen via video Wednesday by a judge at the Capital Judicial Center.

Screen, who court documents say is also known as Christopher Green and C-Low, is being held without bail on the state’s motion to revoke bail, as well as $50,000 cash bail on the underlying charges.

An affidavit by Brian Wastella, a special agent with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, says an inmate (who is not identified by name or by sex) at the Kennebec County jail reported that in August 2017, Screen went to the inmate’s Augusta home and made him get into the rear seat of a car.

The inmate said Screen said he had evidence that the inmate was the confidential informant working with police in Screen’s underlying drug case and that Screen would identify him to others unless the inmate agreed not to turn up at Screens’ court date or trial.

The inmate said he denied being the confidential informant, according to Wastella’s affidavit, and said he did not know when the court date was. The inmate said he then exited the vehicle even though Screen wanted to talk more.

A conviction on the charge of tampering with a witness or informant carries up to five years in prison.

Screen was indicted in August 2016 on four counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs — heroin and cocaine base — in Augusta. Those charges listed a 2008 conviction in New York on a drug sale charge. Screen allegedly failed to appear in court in November 2017, and an arrest warrant was issued.

He was indicted in March 2018 on the tampering and bail violation charge.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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