Dexter man arrested after boy is stabbed

Posted Nov. 16, 2008, at 9:42 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6 a.m.

DEXTER, Maine — A local man was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly stabbing a young boy during a domestic altercation.

Benjamin Perkins II, 30, of Dexter was taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with aggravated assault, a Class B crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, according to Officer Gary Morin at the Dexter Police Department.

The alleged victim, who was identified only as the nephew of Perkins’ girlfriend, suffered a stab wound to the right forearm that was inflicted by some kind of steak knife, Morin said Sunday. The boy was taken to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, but his injuries were not considered serious.

The officer said Perkins has a history of criminal activity and indicated that additional charges could be added pending a review by the District Attorney’s Office.

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Perkins is expected to make an initial court appearance today on the charge of aggravated assault.


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