August 04, 2020

Man gets 30-day term for supplying alcohol

ELLSWORTH — A Gouldsboro man will spend 30 days in the Hancock County Jail for supplying alcohol at a teen-ager’s birthday party that got out of control at the White Birches Motel in Hancock last month.

Timothy S. Joy, 19, pleaded guilty in Hancock County District Court Thursday morning to two counts of furnishing liquor to a minor. A Class C felony charge against Joy for tampering with a witness was dismissed.

According to District Attorney Michael Povich, Joy allegedly threatened Nancy King, 18, of Ellsworth, for supposedly reporting Joy and two other young men for bringing alcohol to her Feb. 13 party. About 20 people, ages 16 to 20, attended the party.

Judge John Romei sentenced Joy to nine months in jail, with all but 30 days suspended, and imposed a one-year probation for the two counts. An additional condition imposed by Romei is that Joy not consume any alcoholic beverage during that time period.

Another youth charged in connection with the incident did not appear in person at the arraignment Thursday but entered a not guilty plea. Jason Carter, 19, of Ellsworth has been charged with furnishing alcohol to minors. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on April 29.

Charges also are pending in connection with the incident against Troy D. Higgins, 19, of Ellsworth.

Police were called to the Hancock motel on Feb. 13 by guests who complained of noise. On arrival, police found that a male stripper had performed at the party originally planned for six teen-age girls, and that beer and hard liquor brought by men who crashed the party had been consumed by the minors.

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