ROCKLAND, Maine — A 31-year-old Matinicus Island man with a lengthy, violent criminal history is back behind bars after police say he beat a man outside a bar for no apparent reason.
Joshua S. Anthony remained at the Knox County Jail on Monday afternoon following his initial appearance in Rockland District Court for Class A aggravated assault.
According to an affidavit filed by Lt. Lawrence Hesseltine and Deputy James Moore of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Anthony beat the man outside the Sand Bar on Vinalhaven on Saturday night.
The 56-year-old victim reported that he had talked with Anthony inside the bar and there was no problem until Anthony warned the man that he would kill him if he went outside the bar, the affidavit stated.
The man went to the bar owner and asked her to call police.
The man left the bar and he was grabbed by Anthony who punched him more than 10 times, the affidavit stated. The man suffered injuries to his face, head and other parts of his body. The bar owner also provided a statement to police that supported the alleged victim’s statements.