POLICE BEAT

Man charged after allegedly assaulting wife, 7-year-old stepdaughter

Posted Feb. 10, 2012, at 6:22 p.m.
Jarred Regimbal
Waldo County Sheriff's Office
Jarred Regimbal

FREEDOM, Maine — A man was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic violence assault this week after allegedly attacking both his wife and 7-year-old stepdaughter.

Jarred Regimbal, 24, of Freedom is accused of punching his wife and kicking her in the face Tuesday afternoon during an argument, according to Lt. Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

When the girl tried to call 911 for help, Regimbal reportedly assaulted her, too, in an effort to stop her from making the phone call, according to Trundy.

The wife left the home to call police and told a dispatcher that there had been a domestic fight. Sgt. Jim Greeley responded to the call and spoke with Regimbal at his home without getting “much of a story,” Trundy said.

However, the sergeant did speak to the woman, who reported details about the assaults.

“When confronted with that, he admitted to Sgt. Greeley that’s what happened,” Trundy said.

Regimbal was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast, and he was released on Wednesday after posting $300 cash bail.

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