June 21, 2018
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Brewer man faces charge after stabbing

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — City police have arrested a Brewer man on a felony assault charge in connection with an Aug. 20 stabbing on Hammond Street.

Jamal K. Gibbons, 33, of Brewer was arrested Wednesday, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards. He said that Gibbons was charged with elevated aggravated assault, a Class A felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

Gibbons, who was arrested by Bangor police Detective James Carr, remained at Penobscot County Jail late Wednesday night, unable to make bail set at $10,000, a jail official confirmed.

According to Edwards, Gibbons’ arrest resulted from an investigation into a stabbing that occurred about 5 a.m. Aug. 20 at 339 Hammond St.

Police said last month that the victim in the stabbing was a 20-year-old Hermon man, whose name was withheld.

After the man was found outside the building suffering from multiple stab wounds, he was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he was admitted. Police said at the time that the man’s wounds were not considered life-threatening. No further information about the victim’s medical status was available Wednesday night.

Bangor police Lt. Tim Reid said last month that city police canvassed the neighborhood in an effort to find potential witnesses and information about the circumstances that led to the stabbing.

According to Edwards and Reid, police learned there was a social gathering at the apartment building in the hours before the stabbing. Edwards said the gathering began about 1 a.m. and that attendees had dispersed by the time police arrived.



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