Two Additional Charges and Bail Increased for North Pond Hermit

Updated 2 years ago

Authorities say a Maine man who lived in the woods for nearly three decades before his arrest on burglary and theft charges has received a marriage proposal and an offer from a stranger to bail him out. The man known as the North Pond Hermit has been in custody since his arrest earlier this month at a camp in Rome. Authorities say he committed an estimated 1,000 burglaries over the years to obtain supplies. The Kennebec Journal, reports two additional charges were filed Sunday against 47-year-old Christopher Knight. Knight’s bail jumped from $5,000 to $250,000 with the latest charges. District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says the dramatic increase is intended partly to help protect Knight from someone who may exploit him. Maloney hopes Knight can meet with an attorney soon.


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