Waldoboro attorney arrested for violating condition of releaseAccused is serving as defense lawyer in Belfast murder case
Waldoboro — A Waldoboro attorney was arrested Dec. 4 by police for violating conditions of release, according to Waldoboro Police Chief Bill Lambombarde.
Philip Cohen, 44, was arrested Nov. 16 and charged with a single count of domestic violence assault. He was apprehended a second time for having contact with the alleged victim, said Lambombarde.
The police chief said Androscoggin County is handling the prosecution of the case due to Cohen's professional affiliation with Lincoln County.
Lambombarde said he believes Cohen will be arraigned Dec. 5 or Dec. 6. Cohen was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. He was released Dec. 6 on $500 cash bail.
Cohen is currently listed as the defense attorney for 44-year-old Todd Gilday of Belfast, who is charged with intentional or knowing murder, attempted murder with a firearm and elevated aggravated assault with a firearm. Gilday is accused of fatally shooting 55-year-old Lynn Arsenault and seriously wounding Arsenault's son, 22-year-old Mathew Day, at a Waldo Avenue residence in Belfast on the night of Aug. 28.
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