Published: 3/25/2018 9:57:25 PM
Modified: 3/25/2018 9:57:28 PM
Orange, March 20, Judge Laurie MacLeod

Danielle C. Gonzalez, 35, of Bacon Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to unnatural act with a child. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/7/18 for pretrial hearing.

Charles B. Custis, 63, of Pine Street, Athol. Pleaded guilty to threat to injure a church, placed on probation until 3/20/2020, with victim-witness assessment of $50. Must take medications as required. Must continue treatment. Must comply with recommendations. Must attend two AA meetings a week. Must have no alcohol and subject to screens and testing. Must report as directed to probation, and must stay away from Athol Savings Bank, the Baptist Church in Athol and from all named victims. A threat for a bomb/hijack was dismissed on request of the commonwealth as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, (it was) in the interest of justice.

Charles B. Custis, 63, of Pine Street, Athol. Pleaded guilty to threatening to commit a crime, to wit, malicious damage to a motor vehicle, different date from previous case, placed on probation until 3/20/2020, and with all conditions in the previous case.

Eugene J. Caron Jr., 65, of Pond Street, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, amended from reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 9/18/18, with head injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Must have no alcohol and subject to screens. Charge of operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, second offense, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, (this is) in the interest of justice in that the commonwealth can’t prove this charge beyond a reasonable doubt. Found not responsible for marked lanes violation. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, must pay $50 default warrant fee, and must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

Kenneth Rentas, 24, of Sanders Street, Athol. Charge of assault and battery on family/household member, was not prosecuted, as in the interest of justice; the commonwealth has received additional information concerning the events that transpired, and find that the interest of justice to not prosecute this matter. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.


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