Man arrested after family fight indicted on drug, assault charges

Posted Dec. 29, 2010, at 5:37 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 05, 2011, at 7:08 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man arrested last month with more than 300 oxycodone pills, a handgun and 10 rounds of ammunition was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury.

Bradley J. Murray, 22, of Bangor was indicted on two counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and one count each of criminal threatening and assault.

Since his arrest on Nov. 23, Murray has been held at the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, unable to make the $10,000 cash bail.

He was arrested about 12:40 a.m., less than three hours after Bangor police received a call from a 21-year-old female relative of Murray and his wife, Amber Murray, 24, of Bangor. The caller said she and Amber Murray were fighting over the care of the couple’s child, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said last month in a press release.

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The relative said Amber Murray came to her Patten Street home about 9:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and “started beating her up outside in the middle of the street,” Edwards said. “As the victim was being assaulted, she stated that Bradley Murray, Amber’s husband, who accompanied her to Patten Street, threatened her with a gun, de-manding that they stop fighting.”

The Murrays left before police arrived and, after police interviewed the victim, an alert was issued for them, according to Edwards. A couple hours later, Bangor police Officer Dan Sanborn spotted the two and caught up with them as they entered an Ohio Street apartment.

Sanborn found the handgun allegedly used in the earlier assault, along with 10 rounds of ammunition. When Bradley Murray was arrested and taken to the jail, 343 pills, including 327 oxycodone pills, were found on him, according to Edwards.

Amber Murray was issued a summons for misdemeanor assault, but she was not arrested. Information about when she is scheduled to appear in court was not available late Wednesday.

Bradley most likely will be arraigned Jan. 11, his next scheduled court appearance, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 on the aggravated trafficking charges.

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