Brewer man arrested after assault with bat

Posted March 01, 2010, at 9:21 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A disagreement between two area teens — one from Bangor and one from Brewer — got out of hand Sunday and led to a group fight involving a baseball bat near the city’s municipal golf course, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

The individuals decided to have a fight and both “brought a bunch of friends,” he said, adding later that “at least nine people” were involved in the altercation that occurred around 7 p.m. Sunday.

A Brewer man, Robert Clune, 18, was the lone person arrested.

Police were not called to the fight, but received a call a couple hours afterward from the parents of a 16-year-old male from Bangor, who was treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Clune reportedly hit the juvenile with a baseball bat, Edwards said.

“He said he got hit in the back and in the leg and didn’t know what it was,” the sergeant said, referring to the victim. Once the bat was used, “pretty much everybody started running.”

Witnesses at the fight told police that “the bat was introduced by Clune,” Edwards said.

Clune was found at his home in Brewer by Bangor police Officer Dan Sanborn around 11:50 p.m. Sunday. He was charged with felony aggravated assault, which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. Clune was released on bail Monday afternoon, a jail official said.

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