Reagan arraigned on 46 charges in superior court

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Felix Reagan was arraigned on 46 charges in Dukes County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon following a like number of indictments from a Dukes County grand jury on July 7

Reagan was arraigned on 11 counts of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over, two counts of rape, 10 counts of photographing an unsuspecting nude person, five counts of disseminating a photograph of an unsuspecting nude person, three counts of assault and battery on a family or household member, two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of witness intimidation, two counts of threating to commit a crime, five counts of violating an abuse prevention order, assault and battery on a police officer, armed burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace. 

Reagan’s attorney, Robb Moriarty, waived a formal reading of the charges. 

Reagan, who was on a Zoom feed from the Dukes County Jail, pleaded not guilty.

Some of the charges appear to result from incidents in Oak Bluffs where Reagan allegedly invaded a woman’s home and behaved aggressively — at one point allegedly pressing the tip of a butcher knife to the back of her neck. Reagan later allegedly barricaded himself in his mother’s house, taunted police, and made refernces to suicide by cop. The Vineyard tactical team eventually took him into custody with chemical-irritant rounds, according to a police report. 

Other charges appear to stem from a set of allegations that arose in district court. Those include rape and indecent assault and battery. Reagan was accused of drugging someone, sexually assaulting the person, filming the act, and posting it on the internet. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. 

On the subject of bail, Cape and Islands Assistant District Attorney Michael Patterson requested postponing arguments until July 27. Moriarty agreed to that date. Judge Mark Gildea ordered Reagan held without bail until that hearing. 

Also in court Wednesday, Jonathan Watson pleaded not guilty to one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14. Patterson requested release conditions previously imposed on Watson by the Edgartown District Court be carried into superior court. Those conditions included a curfew, no contact with minors, and no contact with the alleged victim. Gildea authorized the carryover of the conditions. 

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