June 21, 2018
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Woman accused of assaulting another woman with bottle at Bangor club

By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local woman faces an aggravated assault charge after police said she struck another woman in the face with a bottle for flirting with her boyfriend at the Bangor club Half Acre on Saturday night.

Melaine Judkins, 21, of Bangor was charged with the Class B felony, which is punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment, and given a Feb. 20 court date to appear at Penobscot Judicial Center.

A 24-year-old Brownville woman was treated for cuts and bruises and had to have shards of glass removed from her face and hands after the altercation, which occurred around midnight Saturday.

Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said the incident apparently resulted from Judkins’ belief that the Brownville woman was hitting on Judkins’ boyfriend on the dance floor at the club, which is located on Harlow Street behind Diamonds Gentleman’s Club.

Bangor police officers Richard Polk and Dustin Dow responded to the emergency call. They questioned the Brownville woman, as well as several witnesses, and Judkins, but didn’t detain her, as they were still gathering evidence when she left.

The officers later tracked Judkins down at the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital, where she was getting stitches for an undisclosed hand injury.

“Based on witness statements and her prior history, they issued Judkins a court summons for aggravated assault,” said Bangor police Lt. Tom Reagan.

Judkins was convicted of theft by unauthorized taking earlier this year and disorderly conduct in 2011, according to court records published in the Bangor Daily News.

The Brownville woman, whose lip was bleeding badly and whose face and shirt were covered with blood, was treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center and released, according to Edwards.

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