A South Portland juvenile has been detained after violating conditions of his release related to charges of Terrorizing, Criminal Solicitation and Arson dating back to April of this year, according to a Friday South Portland Police press release.
South Portland Police, working with Juvenile Community Corrections Officers, took 17-year-old Tristan Hamilton into custody Thursday and detained him at Long Creek Youth Development Center for violating the conditions of his release.
In April, Hamilton was arrested for making threats that included South Portland High School as a potential target.
The teenager is accused of trying to recruit another person into a scheme to commit murder at the high school.
After being charged, he was released by court under certain conditions which prosecutors say he has since violated.
Hamilton pleaded not guilty to the charges in an October hearing, and District Court Judge Peter Darvin denied prosecutors’ requests that the juvenile remain in custody, allowing him to live at home under certain conditions.
Those conditions included a prohibition against him possessing weapons and flammable objects, being banned from going onto school grounds, requiring him to attend therapy, frequently check in with a juvenile community corrections officer, and wear a tracking monitor.
The juvenile is scheduled for a detention hearing in Cumberland Juvenile Court Friday at 2 p.m., where the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office will detail the violations conditional to his release.