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80-year-old Maine woman convicted of assaulting sheriff’ deputy 

An 80-year-old Maine woman has been convicted of assaulting a sheriff’s deputy who was checking to make sure she was abiding by her bail conditions on animal cruelty charges. A Lincoln County jury on Friday found Fern Clark of Somervilleguilty on one count of assault and two counts of violating conditions of release. According to the Kennebec Journal, Clark was free on bail on multiple animal cruelty charges in 2008 when was charged with striking a Lincoln County deputy who had come to her home and found her to be in possession of two kittens in violation of her conditions of release. Clark was convicted of animal cruelty charges last year. Hersentence was suspended, but she was banned from keeping any animalsfor 10 years.