March 8, 2:15 PM Fearing/North Pleasant Street intersection
As the world -- or at least our little part of it -- anxiously awaits the release of the $160,000 Davis Report to ascertain what went wrong with the Blarney Blowout (besides everything), the throng of college aged youth arrested that despicable day are still appearing in Eastern Hampshire District Court, one on Monday and another on Tuesday.
Jared Dawson, left, expensive attorney, right
On Monday Jared Dawson, age 21, had a brief pre-trial hearing with both his dad and a fairly expensive looking lawyer present. Probably because of the severity of his charges: disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault and battery on a police officer, inciting a riot.
His case will go to trial and it's been scheduled for July 30.
Page 2 continues: tucked his arms into his chest so he could not be handcuffed.
On Tuesday Judge Payne disposed of another Blarney Blowout case, that of Samuel Douglas, age 21, in what seems to be usual plea deal: $200 restitution to the town of Amherst, 20 hours community service, $200 probation fee and a letter of apology to APD.
Samuel Douglass, age 21
A pretty good deal considering he was charged with failure to disperse, inciting a riot, and disorderly conduct. But not assault and battery on an officer, which seems to make a major difference -- as well it should.