STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — A man accused of hitting another man on the head with a hammer during a fight at a Stockton Springs residence on Sunday has been charged with aggravated assault.
Dustin Doliber, 23, of Stockton Springs, allegedly got into a “shoving match” with another man who had gone to his home at about 2 p.m. to get a cable box, according to Stockton Springs Police Department Supervisor Merl Reed.
After Doliber allegedly struck him on the head with the hammer, the victim went to Waldo County General Hospital to seek treatment. While there, he contacted police to report the assault, Reed said.
An investigating officer learned that Doliber was on probation for a prior conviction of aggravated assault out of Hancock County.
He was charged with violating his probation conditions and Class B aggravated assault. The use of a weapon led to the more serious charge, Reed said.
The victim received stitches but was released from the hospital, according to police. Doliber remained in police custody on Monday.