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Man Accused of Tossing Bed Bugs at City Hall Wants Jury Trial


AUGUSTA — The man accused of tossing a cup of live bed bugs onto a counter at Augusta City Center told a judge Monday he wanted the charges dismissed, reported.

Charles Manning, 74, formerly of Augusta, Maine said he wanted the charges dismissed because of extensive publicity that he said portrayed him as “the reincarnation of Hitler” and city officials as “innocent angels.”

Alternatively, he said he wanted a jury trial on the misdemeanor offenses of assault and obstructing government administration, both of which are dated June 2.

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