New Hampshire man violates bail conditions while still in jail

By Ben Holbrook | Nov 23, 2013
Source: Belfast Police Department Joseph McCusker

A New Hampshire man who is still behind bars after being arrested in October found himself on the wrong side of the law again after violating his bail conditions multiple times, police said.

Joseph McCusker, 57, of Conway, N.H., was charged with five counts of violating bail conditions and criminal attempt at violating bail conditions, Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said. The violations occurred between Oct. 25 and Nov. 15, Cunningham said.

McCusker, who is incarcerated at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, was arrested Oct. 20 and charged with operating under the influence of intoxicants, reckless violation of a protection order and domestic violence assault following an incident at a Route 1 convenience store.

According to previous reports, McCusker assaulted a woman who was with him at the time of his arrest who also had a protection order against him.

As part of his bail conditions from the Oct. 20 arrest, McCusker was forbidden from having contact with the woman. However, Cunningham said that beginning on Oct. 25, McCusker attempted to call the woman on four separate occasions.

In addition, Cunningham said the woman visited McCusker at Two Bridges and was able to get in after she gave jail personnel a fake name. The final straw came when McCusker attempted to send a letter to the woman on Nov. 15, which was confiscated by jail officials, Cunningham said.

Because of the violations, McCusker has lost all phone and visitation privileges, Cunningham said.

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