June 24, 2018
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Indian Island woman charged in butcher knife stabbing of man

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — An Indian Island woman was arrested early Thursday after she allegedly wounded her male companion following a verbal altercation and his refusal to leave her home.

Mary Sappier, 45, was charged with aggravated assault, a Class B crime, in connection with the stabbing of Harry Wounded, 41, of Bucksport, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office.

Both had been drinking, Assistant District Attorney James Aucoin said after Sappier’s first appearance Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Superior Court Justice William Anderson set her bail at $5,000 unsecured. Conditions include Sappier having no contact with Wounded, not consuming drugs or alcohol, being subject to random testing for their use and abiding by a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.

Anderson approved a plan for her to be supervised through a program run by Volunteers of America that provides pretrial supervision for defendants.

Sappier allegedly stabbed Wounded in the shoulder with what Aucoin described as a 12-inch-long butcher knife.

Wounded was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center where he was treated and released, according to the district attorney’s office.

A man named Harry Wounded was convicted of assault two years ago in Bangor, according to the Bangor Daily News archives. He was sentenced to three days in jail and ordered to pay a $300 fine.

Efforts to reach the district attorney’s office late Friday were unsuccessful but Aucoin said that his office “was familiar” with Wounded.

If convicted, Sappier faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

She is scheduled to appear in court again in March.

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