May 22, 2018
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Scarborough man accused of leaving woman unconscious after assault

Cumberland County Jail | BDN
Cumberland County Jail | BDN
Eric Gwaro
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — A Scarborough man who allegedly assaulted a woman and then left her injured in the street is facing felony charges, according to police.

Police went to Montgomery Street around 3 a.m. Thursday and found the victim lying unconscious in the street, according to a news release from Portland Assistant Police Chief Vernon Malloch.

Witnesses led police to Eric Gwaro, 28, according to the release. He attempted to elude police, but was captured in Peppermint Park on Cumberland Avenue, the release stated.

Gwaro was booked into the Cumberland County Jail on a Class B felony charge of aggravated assault.

The woman suffered facial and skull fractures and was admitted to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Due to the extent of her injuries, police have yet to interview her.

Gwaro’s bail was set at $10,000 cash. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Portland Police Department

at 874-8533.

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