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Randall Hofland Trial Continues 

Day two in the trial of Randall Hofland was marked by delays before the first witness was called.Monday started with a courtroom discussion about the location of papers and documentation that Hofland said he needed to use in his own defense.Testimony was delayed and the jury was released until 1:30p.m., while the papers were brought from Somerset County, where Hofland has been held.Steven Saucier, a former Searsport Sergeant and now Penobscot County Sheriffs Deputy, was the first witness called Tuesday.He was asked about the night of October 23rd 2008, when Hofland allegedly pulled a gun on an officer, then left the scene in his car, causing an eight day manhunt.He was arrested at Stockton Springs Elementary School on Halloween, after allegedly holding a classroom full of students hostage.”These two events were both violent,” says Geoffrey Rushlau, District Attorney for Waldo County. “The first one involved police officers the second involved school children and school officials. Each event involved Randall Hofland and each event involved a gun.””I didn’t want the children to be afraid,” says Randall Hofland. “I made it very clear I didn’t want to hurt them.”Hofland tells TV-5 he will be testifying at some point during the trial.One issue that was resolved Monday morning was the transfer of Hofland and his defense materials. They will be moved from Somerset County jail to Waldo County jail in Belfast.Hofland will stay in Belfast during the week for the trial.