A defendant at the Caledonia County Courthouse exited the building via a second-floor fire escape on Monday afternoon

A defendant at the Caledonia County Courthouse exited the building via a second-floor fire escape on Monday afternoon, just prior to a hearing that could have led to him being jailed. Ryan Powers, 23, of Island Pond, who is facing five charges, one a felony domestic assault charge, was issued an arrest warrant with $5,000 bail after he left the courthouse, which is where Judge Justin Jiron had told Powers to remain for the afternoon while arrangements were made for someone to take responsibility of him. At an earlier hearing on Monday, Essex County State’s Attorney Vince Illuzzi had argued that Powers be held in jail without bail, asserting Powers presents a significant danger to the alleged victims in the case. Troopers investigation concluded Powers had committed crimes of criminal threatening regarding Keesha Lavigne, 25, and Kyly Humphrey, 30. Lavigne told police that Powers had threatened to kill her, Humphrey and her two children. Keesha stated she fears for her life and her children’s lives.  In a statement, Lavigne described Powers as “distrustful, threatening and a loose cannon.” She also noted that Powers owns a “sawed off shotgun.”

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