December 18, 2017
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Hampden woman arrested after striking man with broomstick, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

HAMPDEN, Maine — An argument that resulted in a man being struck with a broomstick ended with a Hampden woman going to jail Friday night, according to police.

Melissa Campbell, 50, is accused of domestic violence assault, a Class D misdemeanor, according to Hampden police Chief Joseph Rogers.

Campbell and a male family member had been heatedly arguing throughout the night Friday, Rogers said, and police were called at about 7:30 p.m., he said.

The man had red marks on his back from being struck by the broomstick but was otherwise uninjured, Rogers said.

Campbell was brought to Penobscot County Jail and later released on $60 bail, according to a jail official.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.


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