Man facing indictment charged with new domestic assault felony

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 07, 2011, at 10:30 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man who has a lengthy criminal history and who was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury in October for domestic violence assault and violation of a protection order was arrested Friday for the same crimes, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

Toby Thurston, 51, was charged with felony domestic violence assault just after 9 p.m. Friday. The felony charge was due to his past criminal history, the sergeant said.

“He does have a very lengthy history, pages of the stuff,” Edwards said.

Police were called to his Center Street apartment that he shares with a 38-year-old female and found that “words were exchanged and she was assaulted by him,” he said.

Thurston was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said.

In the past two years, Thurston has been convicted of domestic violence assault, assault, criminal mischief, criminal threatening, failing to appear in court on criminal summons, two counts of violating condition of release and three counts of criminal trespass, according to court reports printed in the BDN.

If convicted of the felony domestic violence assault charge, he could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

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