Brewer man arrested after argument over phone bill

Posted June 26, 2012, at 12:25 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A local man with a lengthy history of assaults was arrested Monday night after he got into an argument with a woman over a phone bill, Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said Tuesday.

Raymond G. Lee, 47, took off before Officers Mike Wilson and Liz Kelley and Cpl. Nelson Feero arrived at about 9 p.m. at his Howard Lane home. The officers found a woman bleeding from the lip. Wilson went to look for Lee and found him on Center Street, the police captain said.

Lee told police that when he flipped a coffee table during the fight, the glass top broke and a piece of the flying glass must have cut the woman. He was charged with domestic violence assault and taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

Lee, who was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury in May for operating after revocation, has four assault convictions — two from 2004 that sent him to prison for three years — according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.

He also was convicted of terrorizing in November 2010 and has prior convictions for unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, operating under the influence of intoxicants, possessing marijuana and violating conditions of his release, the BDN listings state. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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