Bangor man facing charges after assault on couple

Posted Aug. 27, 2012, at 11:43 a.m.
Michael Owen
Bangor Police Department
Michael Owen

BANGOR, Maine — A local man is facing felony charges after an assault on a couple, according to police.

Bangor police Officer Richard Polk went to a Center Street residence around 8:15 p.m. and found a 64-year-old man bleeding from the head, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a statement. The man’s wife, 59, told police that a man had hit her with a beer bottle and fled into a nearby apartment building.

The woman told police she was talking on her cellphone outside her house in her vehicle when a suspect walked up and “punched the taillight out for no apparent reason,” according to Edwards.

Fearing for his wife’s safety, her husband ran out of the house with a hammer, and a second suspect grabbed the hammer from him while the first suspect struck the husband with a beer bottle, breaking it over his head, according to Edwards.

Both suspects fled the scene, but police eventually found one — Michael Owen, 32, of Bangor — in a Willow Street apartment building, Edwards said.

Police arrested Owen and charged him with aggravated assault, a Class B felony. He was booked at the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Monday.

The male victim was treated at the scene by Bangor ambulance crews.

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