April 24, 2018
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Bangor man charged with assaulting ER nurse

Bangor Police Department | BDN
Bangor Police Department | BDN
Anthony Barone
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man who screamed at a hospital emergency room staff Monday morning was charged with felony assault after he hit a male nurse, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Anthony Barone, 20, was “agitated, uncooperative and screaming demands” when he struck the nurse at about 8:25 a.m. at Eastern Maine Medical Center, the sergeant said.

He was charged with felony assault on an emergency medical care provider, which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

Barone was in the Fourth Street apartment of William L. Hall, 29, on June 9 when Hall allegedly strangled Melvin F. Abreu, 28, and then threw him out of his second story window, according to court documents.

Hall was charged with murder.

When interviewed by detectives, Barone described Hall as “[expletive] crazy” and said he “watched as Hall picked up Abreu and dropped him out the second story apartment window.”

Barone is no stranger to area police, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. Since becoming an adult two years ago, he has racked up convictions for assault, carrying a concealed weapon, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, possessing marijuana, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. The assault conviction occurred in March and carried a sentence of 120 days in jail and a $300 fine.

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