Bangor man arrested for field hockey stick assault, police say

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 10, 2013, at 10:58 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man used a field hockey stick to beat a woman at an Acadia Place residence Wednesday night, then called police and told them he had been attacked, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday.

When investigating officers found Christopher Stone, 29, without a mark on him and talked to witnesses, they determined that “Stone was the aggressor, and had assaulted a female about the upper torso and head with the field hockey stick,” the sergeant said in a press release.

Officer Jim Dearing “also learned that during the assault Stone had run inside the house of his ex-girlfriend’s,” he said. “She has a protection order against Stone.”

Stone was arrested shortly after his 12:45 p.m. 911 call and charged with felony aggravated assault as well as carrying a concealed weapon and violating a protection order, Edwards said.

“Stone called 911 and told the dispatcher that he was attacked by two men and a woman at a home on Acadia Place and that the three had knives and brass knuckles,” the sergeant said.

Several officers went to the area of Acadia Place and Moosehead Boulevard responding to the call and Sgt. Garry Higgins found Stone at the corner of Moosehead and Bald Mountain Drive.

“He was holding a field hockey stick and told [Higgins] that he was attacked over an argument about a cellphone,” Edwards said. “[Higgins] placed the stick in his police car and noted that Stone did not have any physical injuries consistent with being attacked with knives or brass knuckles.”

Dearing interviewed several witnesses and then Stone was arrested. He was taken to Penobscot County Jail and remained there on Thursday morning, a jail official said.

The 21-year-old victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, Edwards said.

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