Police arrest man in stabbing outside Waterville bar

Posted May 07, 2012, at 4:32 p.m.
Last modified May 07, 2012, at 5:27 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — An argument at a local bar early Sunday morning ended with one man stabbed in the back and another behind bars, according to police.

Jesse Jones, 23, of Waterville was at the Bob-In, a bar on Temple Street, shortly after midnight when he got into a dispute with another man, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Police arrived at the establishment at 12:45 p.m. and a crowd of about 30 people was yelling, screaming and scattering from police, Rumsey said.

“We did observe Jesse Jones in the area and detained him at the scene,” Rumsey said.

Police made contact with the victim on Temple Street near the concourse, Rumsey said, and found him with a minor stab wound on the back of his left shoulder. The victim refused medical treatment.

A folding knife Jones allegedly used was found on Temple Street. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, a Class B felony, and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, as police found a Methylin pill on him upon his arrest.

Jones has a lengthy criminal history, Rumsey said.

“We’ve arrested him numerous times for charges related to drugs,” he said.

Jones was taken to Kennebec County Jail and later released on bail.

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