Man accused of pushing girlfriend over stairwell, onto pavement in Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Feb. 14, 2013, at 10:01 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend on First Street late Wednesday night ended with an Indian Island man behind bars, according to police.

Numerous witnesses had seen Bradley Tagget, 37, and the woman arguing outside an apartment building around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday morning.

One witness observed Tagget push the woman over a stairwell and onto the pavement, and called 911, according to Edwards.

Bangor police Officer James Polk and paramedics responded to the scene, and when they arrived, the woman was outside and Tagget inside the apartment, Edwards said.

While paramedics tended to the woman, Polk tried to fetch Tagget, the sergeant said. The victim was apparently uncooperative with paramedics giving her medical attention, Edwards said, leading police to believe she and Tagget may have been under the influence.

Tagget was taken into custody, according to Edwards.

“Witnesses saw him shove her so he went to jail,” the sergeant said.

Tagget, who was charged with domestic violence assault, was later released on bail from Penobscot County Jail, Edwards said. The woman was treated at the scene and released.

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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