Police arrest man and woman after fight outside Bangor’s Main Tavern

Posted May 02, 2012, at 10:47 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A man and a woman who both have prior convictions for domestic violence assault were arrested early Wednesday after a fight outside the Main Street Tavern, according to police.

Authorities were called to the tavern to respond to a fight between Timothy Stitham, 44, and Kimberly Sprague, 42, both of Bangor, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

“A female witness said she saw another female across the street that the male subject hit in the head and then walked away,” the sergeant explained.

Officer Chris Blanchard interviewed Sprague, who claimed that Stitham had started the fight, but police determined that Sprague had hit Stitham when they interviewed him, according to Edwards.

“Blanchard decided both were guilty, which is rare but it does happen on occasion,” the sergeant said.

Both suspects appeared to be intoxicated, and Sprague’s probation violations prohibit her from consuming alcohol.

Sprague and Stitham were both arrested for domestic violence assault, a felony in this case due to their prior convictions, Edwards said, while Sprague is also facing a charge of violating her probation.

The suspects were taken to Penobscot County Jail, where Sprague refused to cooperate.

“Sprague refused to get out of the patrol car,” said Edwards. “She kicked the police car and wouldn’t get out.”

Sprague and Stitham remain at the jail Wednesday morning.

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