June 19, 2018
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Saco man assaults fiancee after she danced with someone else, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SACO, Maine — An argument over an incident between a Saco couple at an Old Orchard Beach bar led to one man going to jail early Sunday, according to police.

Jonathan Methot, 26, of Saco went dancing with his fiancee in Old Orchard Beach on Saturday night, and the couple got into a heated argument upon returning home over Methot dancing with somebody else, according to Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland.

Holland said Methot and the woman had both been drinking, and when the argument escalated at their Franklin Street residence, Methot pushed the woman and grabbed her by the neck.

“She had some bruising and some soreness,” said Holland. The woman did not require medical attention.

When she attempted to call police just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Methot tried to take the phone away, according to Holland. He fled the residence, and an Old Orchard Beach police K-9 unit was called in to aid in the search.

Holland said the dog tracked and found Methot but lost the scent. Around 5:30 a.m., Methot returned to the residence, prompting the woman to contact police again.

This time, Saco police got their man, Holland said, and Methot was booked on charges of domestic violence assault and obstructing the report of a crime, both Class D misdemeanors.

He was taken to the York County Jail and later released on $440 bail.

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