Man faces Penobscot district judge after violating domestic violence probation

Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 5:21 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2023 at 6:52 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A man previously convicted of domestic violence assault was back in court in Bangor due to a violation of his two-year probation.

In early 2021, Christopher Pelkey was convicted of domestic violence assault.

Then, in December 2022, Pelkey was arrested on four new domestic violence felony charges.

He has been held on $2,500 bail at the Penobscot County Jail since then.

Pelkey admitted to the new charges in court Tuesday.

“Given the history that Mr. Pelkey has, in which the court has been told involved two significant domestic violence crimes within a five-year span committed according to the Grand Jury, this Grand Jury has found probable cause to believe that four others were committed on December 15 of last year at the time of which Mr. Pelkey was on probation for committing domestic violence crimes,” said Judge John Lucy. “So, I am satisfied that the change in the bail is appropriate.”

Pelkey is now being held on $10,000 bail with conditions of no use or possession of any dangerous weapons or firearms, consistent searches if needed, and no contact with the victim.

Pelkey is due back in court in September.