May 21, 2018
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Bangor man gets 7 days in jail for choking wife

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local man who admitted choking his wife on Columbia Street earlier this year was sentenced Monday to seven days in the Penobscot County Jail.

Stephone M. Ross, 40, of Bangor pleaded guilty last week at the Penobscot Judicial Center to domestic violence assault.

Michael Roberts, deputy district attorney for Penobscot County, recommended Ross spend a week behind bars.

Ross was arrested without incident in Old Town on April 8, two days after witnesses reported to Bangor police they had seen him attacking a 33-year-old woman about 6:30 p.m. near his home on Ohio Street, according to reports previously published in the Bangor Daily News.

After the assault, Ross took off in the family van, which he left a short time later, and fled the city on foot, Sgt. Paul Edwards, spokesman for the Bangor police, said in April.

The woman appeared to be visibly shaken by the incident but did not need medical treatment, police said shortly after the incident on April 6.

Ross apparently went to stay with friends in Old Town, where he was arrested, according to previous reports.

He faced up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.

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