Current Court Report – November 10, 2021

This week’s court report includes dispositions from the session on Wednesday, November 3 and Monday, November 8.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Anthony Armenti, 22, of 8 Fulling Mill Road, for failing to appear in court for an arraignment session on October 6 charges of improper storage of a firearm, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, and disorderly conduct. Armenti was involved in a downtown brawl last month outside of the Rose & Crown, where he allegedly dropped a Smith and Wesson handgun loaded with seven rounds out of the front pocket of his sweatshirt during a brawl, which was ripped off him during the fight along with one of his shoes. You can read the full story reported by the Current last month by clicking here.

In other Nantucket District Court news from this week,

July 31 charges of carrying a firearm while intoxicated and improper storage of a firearm will be continued without a finding for one year against Dylan Cook, 27, of Cohasset. He was ordered to pay a $50 victim-witness fee and $50 per month in probation fees.

Charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of property damage stemming from the same incident were dismissed.

According to the statement of facts provided by the court, Officers responded to a report of a vehicle rolled over on its side with airbags deployed. A firearm in a holster outside of the vehicle was in plain view, according to the individual who reported the rolled over vehicle, and not secured in a lock box or container.

As Officer Ryan Clark drove down Bartlett Farm Road he observed Cook from a distance on the side of the road holding a flashlight. Cook proceeded to run into the shrubbery to Clark’s left. Clark said about 70 yards ahead of him he saw the black Toyota Tundra pickup truck rolled over on Bartlett Farm Road and Clark Cove Road.

Clark said next to the vehicle there was a damaged tree, which is owned by the Nantucket Land Bank. Clark said he estimated the vehicle was traveling over 40 miles per hour based on the position of the vehicle.

Cook was eventually found hiding approximately 70 yards away from the truck laying on his back in the shrubbery. Officer Richard Harrington, who was also on the scene, found a loaded Taurus 9mm firearm holstered on Cook’s right hip inside of his waistband, The officers seized the firearm with a loaded magazine containing ten hollow-point ammunition rounds. Clark smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Cook’s face. He added Cook appeared to be disoriented, was speaking slowly and slurred, and had bloodshot and glossy eyes.

Cook declined to perform field sobriety tests when they arrived to the station but agreed to submit to a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol concentration. Clark said the results of that test were .207% and .208%.

An Aug. 22 charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle will be continued without a finding for one year against Breanna Loomis, 25, of Westminister. She was ordered to pay a $250 head-injury fee, $50 victim-witness fee, and $50 per month in probation fees. A operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol charge stemming from the same incident was dismissed.

Trevor Smith, 61, of Nantucket, pleaded guilty to a May 16, 2019 charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (third offense) and operating a motor vehicle with his ignition interlock (a breathalyzer).

He was given two and a half years in the Barnstable House of Corrections, with 33 days deemed served, and was ordered to 150 days of house arrest. The remaining balance of his time in the house of corrections will be suspended for two years on the condition he complete two years of probation without a violation. He was ordered to comply with a SCRAM (alcohol monitoring) unit, but will have the unit removed if he is compliant with the device for the first year of his probation.

Smith was also ordered to pay a $250 head-injury fee, $90 victim-witness fee, $50 OUI assessment fee, and $65 per month in probation fees.

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