June 20, 2018
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Three charged in assault on Garland teen

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A 15-year-old Garland boy who let a girl use his cellphone to call her ex-boyfriend back in June and then took the ex-boyfriend to where she was staying later was beaten by a group of her friends, one of whom had a baseball bat, police say.

Arianna Irwin, 20, Maverick Manuel, 22, and a 17-year-old boy, all of Bangor, were charged last week in connection with the June 12 beating, which broke the Garland boy’s leg and caused face and arm injuries, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

Irwin reportedly was upset that the Garland boy brought her ex-boyfriend over to her residence on Palm Street, and she went to the Essex Street residence where the 15-year-old was staying. She brought along Manuel and the 17-year-old, the sergeant said.

“According to witnesses, Manuel came in with the baseball bat and assaulted him and the 17-year-old assaulted him,” Edwards said.

Irwin also threatened the boy with a knife, then went into the living room of the residence and ordered a group of five people, ages 18 to 21, to relinquish their cellphones and not to call police, Edwards said. She also threatened bodily injury to them if they didn’t follow her orders, the sergeant added.

Irwin was charged with felony kidnapping because “she was holding all these people basically against their will while the others beat him up,” he said. She also was charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

Manuel was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and the 17-year-old was charged with assault.

Detective Jim Carr of Bangor’s criminal investigations division was assigned the case and arrested Irwin and Manuel on Sept. 1. The teenage assault suspect was arrested and then released to the custody of a parent.

The injured boy was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center after the assault, which is where police originally interviewed him.

If convicted of the felony charges against them, Irwin and Manual could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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