Vassalboro man facing felony charge after allegedly assaulting girlfriend

Posted Aug. 08, 2012, at 12:55 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Vassalboro man who has been in trouble for domestic violence assault before was arrested again Monday, police said.

Roberto Figueroa, 55, had been staying with his girlfriend and some other friends at the woman’s Gold Street apartment when he assaulted her during an argument, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

The woman had attempted to go into a bedroom, but Figueroa kicked the door open, grabbed her and threw her against a wall, Rumsey said.

The victim was able to flee to her car and lock her doors, but as she tried to drive away, Figueroa threw a large rock through the driver-side window, narrowly missing hitting her.

Figueroa fled the scene, but police found him shortly thereafter hiding in the woods off Water Street, Rumsey said. He was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault, a Class C felony due to the prior convictions.

Figueroa was booked into the Kennebec County Jail, where he remained Wednesday. He faces up to five years in jail if convicted.