Belfast man charged after allegedly picking fight with girlfriend’s husband

Posted Jan. 04, 2012, at 5:45 p.m.
Brian Hybers
Waldo County Jail
Brian Hybers

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — It was a fight over a woman. That’s what started a series of events that ended with a Belfast man being jailed Tuesday night, according to an official at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said Wednesday that Brian Hybers, 20, and a friend of his forced their way into a room at the Rocky Ridge Motel which was occupied by the husband of Hybers’ new girlfriend. Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton had no more information about the romantic complexities involved.

Police did learn that the husband had been receiving text messages from Hybers that said the Belfast man was going to go over and beat him.

When Hybers and his friend, who has not yet been charged with a crime, got into the room, they allegedly started a fight with the husband. However, a man in the next room overheard the brawl and came to the assistance of the husband. He called police and then tried to intervene in the fight, Trafton said.

“Hybers tried to get away,” the chief said.

However, in the scuffle, police said Hybers somehow ended up losing both his shirt and his shoes. He took off into the sub-freezing night and ended up at the home of strangers who live close to the hotel on the Stagecoach Road.

“They called police and said they had a shirtless male at their house,” Trafton said.

Police arriving at the scene charged Hybers with aggravated criminal trespass, assault and criminal mischief.

After Hybers complained of knee pain he was taken to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast to be medically cleared before ending his evening in a cell at the Waldo County Jail, also in Belfast.

Hybers was released Wednesday morning on $700 cash bail, according to a jail official.

Trafton said that more charges will be forthcoming.

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