Judge Justin Jiron released Cody Myott on Monday despite the state arguing that he should be placed into an in-patient psychiatric care facility. Myott then went home and allegedly beat a woman and a child. Myott, 30, of Newport Center, pleaded not guilty in Orleans Superior Court on Tuesday to felony 1st-degree aggravated domestic assault and two misdemeanor charges of domestic assault. Judge Jiron then held Myott without bail at the request of state’s attorney Farzana Leyva. Myott’s defense attorney, Lydia V. Newcomb, asked Judge Jiron for a competency evaluation which the judge granted. State’s Attorney Leyva and a mental health screener wanted Myott to be transported to an in-patient mental health facility for treatment. But Judge Jiron denied that request and released Myott. Myott then left the Orleans courthouse and went home. On Oct 30th at approximately 4:22 p.m., the State Police received a report of a Domestic Assault. There were two children in the house and the alleged victim told police that Myott then threatened to bury them all in a field. She also told police that an eight-year-old child had entered the room and that Myott grabbed the child and threw him to the floor. The alleged victim grabbed both kids and ran out of the residence and into a neighbors apartment. Myott was arraigned on Monday. On Sunday, he was driving on Farrar Road in Newport with his car registration being expired. Police found two loaded rifles and a .45 caliber handgun in his car – which were violations of his conditions of release. Myott also told a police police officer on Sunday that he was looking for someone to shoot. Myott could be facing a sentence of up to 18 years in prison and $35,000 in fines.
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