Police use Taser to subdue South Portland man accused of beating girlfriend

Posted Oct. 15, 2012, at 4:40 p.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A man was arrested after he continued to assault his girlfriend even as officers banged on his door early Sunday, according to police.

Harony Garzon-Castano, 24, of South Portland is facing a charge of domestic violence assault, a Class D misdemeanor, after his arrest about 7:30 a.m. at his Hill Street home, South Portland police Lt. Frank Clark said.

A witness called police after noticing Garzon-Castano and the woman arguing outside the house before going in, Clark said.

When police arrived, they said they could see Garzon-Castano assaulting the woman with his fists.

Officers kicked down the door and had to use a Taser on Garzon-Castano before they were able to take him into custody.

The woman did not require medical attention. Garzon-Castano was booked into Cumberland County Jail, where he remained Monday.

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