Windham kidnap witness defies order, to remain in county jail
Wageling, who attended the deposition, said in an order made available Wednesday that Nugent would continue to be held in contempt of court until he decides to offer truthful testimony in the trial of Luis Carvalho, 33, of Taunton, Mass.
Carvalho is accused of storming a home in Windham April 15, 2012, with another man and restraining Samantha Gervais, 20, before fleeing from Windham police.
Nugent’s latest court appearance came Thursday when he appeared with his lawyer, Chuck Keefe, asking to be freed after spending nearly two months behind bars. Keefe argued that the jail stint violated his client’s constitutional rights.
He spent more than two years behind bars awaiting trial.
Wageling said during a hearing Thursday that Nugent’s freedom hinges on his obeying her order to testify truthfully at Carvalho’s trial.
Nugent has contended that despite being given an immunity agreement in New Hampshire, his statements could be used against him in Massachusetts.
Nugent reported to police in the Bay State that his firearms were stolen and was later charged for making the report, according to published reports. Those charges were later dropped.