PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Justin Dipietro is back in jail for violating his bail conditions. Dipietro is the father of Ayla Reynolds, the little girl who disappeared while in his custody nearly two years ago.
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says DiPietro was arrested in South Portland.
Portland Police say back in July, a lieutenant on Spring Street observed Dipietro assault a woman. Officials say that Dipietro and the woman were arguing when he grabbed and pushed her. The victim is a 25-year-old Portland woman who police say is an ex-girlfriend of Dipietro. She was not injured in the assault.
Dipietro was charged with domestic violence assault and was released on bail.
Dipietro was at the home in Waterville where Ayla vanished back in December 2011. DiPietro, his girlfriend, and his sister were all in that house when something happened to Ayla. She was never found.
State Police still maintain that DiPietro and the two women were not as forthcoming with information about the night Ayla disappeared as they could have been.
There has been questions about why he hasn't bailed out yet, his bail is set pretty low. We have heard it was $210 (which was probably what was initially set by the Bail Commissioner at the time of arrest $150 plus $60 fee which goes to the bail commissioner. By law, once someone is arrested and in jail they have to see a judge within 48 hours. Justin likely has seen the judge and the bail raised to $350 probably per request of the D.A.. It will cost $350 + $60 totaling $410 to release him. If Justin is living back in Portland, maybe he has cut ties with his family or just doesn't have a close enough relationship with Phoebe where she would bail him out. I doubt Elisha or Lance have the money. I don't know who Justin is living with in Portland but they apparently aren't in a hurry to bail him either. Chances are he will set in jail until the 24th. Be sentenced on his current charge and get credit for time served. Just my thoughts on the matter, what are yours?