Clinton police officer arrested on domestic violence assault charge

Posted March 28, 2013, at 5:02 p.m.

WINSLOW, Maine — A Clinton police officer is facing charges following his arrest by Winslow police on Wednesday.

Scott Francis, 37, is accused of assault and domestic violence assault, both Class D misdemeanors, Winslow police Lt. Josh Veilleux said Thursday.

Francis turned himself in to Winslow police on Wednesday, Veilleux said. He was released on $750 unsecured bail. His bail conditions include having no contact with the alleged victims or entering a residence of one of the alleged victims.

Winslow police had received a phone call Tuesday morning from a person connected to Francis’ family alleging he had assaulted family members.

Officer Ron McGowen spoke with the witness, and Detective Gina Henderson subsequently forwarded the case to the District Attorney’s office, Veilleux said.

After reviewing the case, Francis was contacted by Winslow police, and he turned himself in, the lieutenant said. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 16.

Veilleux said Francis, who lives in Winslow, has been with the Clinton force for about a year and is a native of Washington County.

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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