Fighting couple arrested for domestic violence assault

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 13, 2012, at 8:42 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — He said she smashed his vehicle’s windshield and back window and she said he destroyed her cellphone, so in the end both were arrested for domestic violence assault, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.

“They were both arrested,” the sergeant said. “That rarely happens” in domestic violence cases.

After reviewing the case, however, the charges against the man were dismissed at court on Monday by the Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office, a Penobscot County Jail official said Monday afternoon.

Tammy Cyr-Barber, 31, and Kale Taylor, 35, who live together on Walter Street, were arrested around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after police were called to their residence after the damage to the vehicle and cellphone was done, Edwards said.

Both were arrested and charged with criminal mischief and domestic violence assault, but since Taylor has been convicted for domestic violence before, his charge was elevated to a felony. Both Cyr-Barber and Taylor were taken to jail and had their first appearance in court on Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Cyr-Barber, who has visible bruises on her left eye and neck in her mug shot, was released at court, the jail official said.

Taylor was convicted of domestic violence assault in June 2011 and sentenced to seven days in jail, according to prior court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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