BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man is in jail after he assaulted his live-in girlfriend over the weekend, according to police.
John Wilcox, 40, of Bangor is facing a charge of domestic violence assault after an incident at the couple’s Patten Street home Sunday night, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.
“Apparently the suspect was angry about a dog that had thrown up on the floor,” the sergeant said.
Before assaulting the woman, Wilcox had gotten into a verbal altercation with her 11-year-old son, and when the woman intervened Wilcox turned his attention to her, Edwards said.
Wilcox was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Monday morning, a jail official said. Wilcox faces up to a year in prison if convicted of the Class D charge.