June 18, 2018
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Trio arrested after Bangor stabbing

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A fight between two Bangor men Monday afternoon escalated to the point that one man pulled a knife and cut the other man, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

After investigating, police ended up charging both men and a transient woman with felonies, he said.

Police received a report of a stabbing on State Street at around 4:45 p.m. Monday at an upstairs apartment near Judy’s Bar and Grill.

“When Officer [Kevin] Haefele got there he heard screaming and a bunch of people came running out,” Edwards said.

One of those who attempted to leave was Tamara Bullock, 28, who was stopped by Haefele after someone yelled that she was involved, the sergeant said. Bullock refused to stop and was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser, which she then proceeded to damage, Edwards said.

“She kicked the window. She didn’t break the window, but [her kicking] actually kind of bent the door frame” of the car, Edwards said.

While Haefele was restraining Bullock, several other officers arrived and through several interviews with witnesses it was determined that Bullock, who is listed as a transient, was with Jerimy Grindle, 33, of Bangor when Damon Williams, 41, returned to his State Street apartment.

“He apparently saw Bullock and Grindle leave” and a fight began, Edwards said.

While the two men were fighting, Bullock joined in, kicking Grindle, and then “Williams reportedly brandished a knife and cut Grindle on the head,” the sergeant said.

A folding pocket knife was taken as evidence.

An ambulance crew from Bangor Fire Department treated Grindle for the laceration at the scene.

“After the fight, Williams goes upstairs and notices he’s missing some property,” which he reported to police while they were investigating the stabbing, Edwards said.

The rings that were reported stolen allegedly were found on Grindle.

Williams was charged with felony aggravated assault, Grindle was charged with felony burglary, and Bullock was charged with felony aggravated criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and for an outstanding warrant.

All three were taken to Penobscot County Jail and Williams and Grindle remained in jail Tuesday night, a jail official said.

At court on Tuesday, Bullock’s disorderly conduct charge was dismissed, an assault charge was added, and she later was released, the jail official said.

Both Williams and Grindle face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the felony charges against them, and Bullock faces a penalty of up to five years for the aggravated criminal mischief.

Haefele’s cruiser was sent to the repair shop and remained out of commission on Tuesday, Edwards said.

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