Super Bowl party ends in jail for Waldo County man

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 07, 2012, at 4:05 p.m.

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — A Super Bowl party Sunday night ended with one man in police custody after he grew upset the game wasn’t going his way and became violent with his girlfriend.

Christopher Chase, 49, of Blanket Lane in Stockton Springs had been watching the game at home with a few people when things went south, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

“They were drinking and watching the Super Bowl,” Trafton said. “The game wasn’t going their way and he became rowdy.”

Chase began to argue with his girlfriend, and the argument escalated to physical abuse, according to the police report. He allegedly grabbed her arm, scratching it and drawing blood. He also is accused of pushing her and throwing an ashtray at her, although he missed his target, Trafton said.

Chase’s glasses were broken in the struggle.

The woman’s friend called police for help, and when officers arrived, they found that he was “extremely intoxicated,” Trafton said. The girlfriend did not require medical assistance.

Chase was arrested, charged with domestic violence assault and taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to a jail official. Bail was set at $100 cash.

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