Prosecution unhappy with defendant's change in appearance

NORWICH – The prosecution has raised concern over the changed appearance of a McDonough man scheduled to be placed in a police lineup.

Last week, a grand jury indicted 31-year-old Andrew Jason Waterman for second degree kidnapping, second degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Waterman is accused of attacking a 21-year-old woman in a parking lot, pinning her to the ground, and soliciting an 11-year-old girl with drugs – two separate incidents that allegedly took place in the City of Norwich.

Waterman, who was released on $25,000 cash bail, appeared in court last week after shaving off his facial hair and getting a hair cut. Defense Attorney Paul Tompkins told Supreme Court Justice Kevin M. Dowd that he instructed his client to “clean up” his appearance “out of respect for the court.”

Dowd agreed with Tompkins telling his client to appear respectful, saying,“If I were still an attorney, I’d ask my clients to do the same thing,” he said.

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