California man arrested in alleged assault

Posted May 07, 2010, at 9:17 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:30 a.m.

HOULTON, Maine — A 40-year-old California man wanted in connection with an aggravated assault on Wednesday night in Littleton was arrested early Friday evening without incident.

A dispatcher with the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Ronald Lewis Sr. was arrested without incident just before 4:45 p.m. in Houlton. He was taken to the Aroostook County Jail for processing.

Police said Sheriff’s Deputy Kristopher Malmborg was called to 266 Carmichael Road about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a domestic assault in progress. There, the deputy learned that Lewis’ 18-year-old son had been assaulted with a baseball bat, causing injury.

Lewis was taken from the scene by car before Malmborg arrived. A subsequent search by the sheriff’s office tracking dog team, a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter and personnel, Maine State Police and Houlton Police Department officers failed to find Lewis.

The son was taken to Houlton Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening. He was released a short time later.

Lewis reportedly had been in the area for the past few weeks visiting family.

The Sheriff’s Department said Friday’s arrest was the result of a collaborative effort between several County law enforcement agencies.