April 27, 2018
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Man charged with assaulting woman with snowball, ripping out earring

Bangor Police Dept. | BDN
Bangor Police Dept. | BDN
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A Calais man who threw a snowball at a woman’s car just after the bars closed early Saturday morning was arrested after she confronted him and he threw a snowball and spat in her face, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

“He pulled her hair, spit in her face, ripped out an earring and threw another snowball in her face,” Edwards said.

Charles Kroll, 25, was charged with assault and refusing to sign a criminal summons and taken to the Penobscot County Jail after the confrontation.

Bangor police Officers Kevin Murphy and John Robinson were on Front Street around 1:15 a.m. when they were approached by a 26-year-old Dedham woman who said she had been assaulted by two men.

“She stated that they were driving past the Sea Dog when one of the men threw a snowball into the side of her car,” Edwards said in a press release. “When she got out to confront the men, they began calling her names, threw another snowball in her face and then, she stated, one of the men pulled her by the hair and spit in her face.”

After interviewing both of the men the victim identified as being involved in the assault, Kroll was charged with assault, but he refused to sign the ticket, Edwards said.

“After several attempts and warnings to sign the summons and leave or be arrested, he elected to be arrested,” Edwards said.

Kroll was taken to jail and was released later Saturday after posting $60 cash bail, a jail official said. If convicted of the assault charge, Kroll could face up to a year in jail and a fine of $2,000.

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