Hanson: Table flipper pleads not guilty

Steven Cappellini of Hanson, who flipped a table at a public meeting last month, pled not guilty in court Tuesday morning.

He is facing criminal charges related to a November 9th Board of Health meeting that quickly erupted after the three-member Board took a vote to seek legal counsel.

The Hanson man went before a Plymouth District Court judge and was arraigned on a slew of charges including three counts of assault and battery on a public employee, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of 60, and one count of threatening to commit a crime.

He was ordered to stay away from the complaining witnesses in the case.

WATD obtained a video of the Hanson Board of Health meeting and Cappellini is seen overturning a table that the Board members were sitting at. Moments after, Cappellini says, “I’ll kill you someday” while pointing his finger at the Board’s Chair, Tom Constantine.

Constantine and Rich Edgehill, who’s also on the Hanson Board of Health, were in the courtroom when Cappellini went before the judge.

Cappellini’s attorney, Jack Atwood, said they’re not interested in speaking with the media. Cappellini is scheduled to return to court February 20th.

Attorney Jack Atwood (left), Steven Cappellini (right)

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.