BANGOR — Members of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office on Monday night continued to search for one of two men they suspect broke into a Greenbush trailer and assaulted a woman and one of her two children in the early morning hours of Labor Day.
Nicholas Hutchinson, 23, of Medway was apprehended about 6 a.m. Monday and charged with elevated aggravated assault and robbery, both Class A crimes, Sgt. Roy Peary said.
Hutchinson remained Monday night at the Penobscot County Jail unable make the $500,000 bail, according to jail personnel. Hutchinson is expected to appear at 1 p.m. Tuesday before a judge at the Penobscot Judicial Center.
The Medway man was acquainted with the victim, who was taken to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment, Peary said. She called police about 1 a.m. to report the home invasion.
It is the practice of the Bangor Daily News not to name the victims of crimes.
The victim told WABI-TV that she and her two children were asleep in her trailer on East Ridge Road when the two men broke in and sprayed her with a fire extinguisher and Mace, then beat her with the extinguisher and a tire iron. The woman also said the duo demanded money and prescription drugs.
Peary would not confirm that information and declined to describe the alleged assault. He said that two children under the age of 6 were in the residence and that one of them suffered minor injuries in the attack.
If convicted, Hutchinson faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000 on each charge.
Members of the Criminal Investigation Division of the sheriff’s office have asked that anyone with information about the incident call Detective Bill Flagg at 945-4585.