Fight over woman in Belfast ends in pipe attack

Posted June 14, 2011, at 6:28 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — A local man with a history of interactions with the police was arrested again early Tuesday morning after allegedly striking a man across the lower back with a metal pipe.

Christopher Beeton, 23, of Ryan Road in Belfast, had apparently been fighting with the man over a woman at about 12:30 a.m., according to Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton.

The victim did not need to seek treatment for his injuries.

Police charged Beeton with criminal trespass, criminal mischief, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault.

He remained in custody Tuesday afternoon at Waldo County Jail, with bail set at $500 cash.