Augusta man accused of throwing bleach at woman during argument

Posted March 13, 2013, at 10:11 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — An Augusta man is facing assault charges after throwing detergent at a woman during an argument Monday night, according to police.

Charles Cortright, 44, had left the woman’s home after the initial argument, but soon returned and masqueraded as a police officer, according to Deputy Chief Jared Mills.

“He left and came back knocking on the door,” Mills said.

When the woman asked who was at the door, Cortright stated he was an Augusta police officer, and when the woman answered, Cortright threw the bleach at her, Mills said.

In addition to throwing the bleach at the female, Cortright also punched a man who was in the apartment, Mills said. That man was not injured.

The woman was treated for her injuries at MaineGeneral Hospital in Augusta.

Cortright was booked on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, impersonating a public servant and criminal mischief, Mills said. He is being held without bail at the Kennebec County Jail.

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