June 22, 2018
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Belfast man remains jailed following arrest in stabbing case

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

BELFAST, Maine — A local man remained in police custody Friday after he allegedly stabbed another man earlier this week after a brawl at a trailer park on Piper Stream Lane, according to police.

Jonathan Miller, 25, of Belfast, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after the incident, which is still under investigation, Chief Mike McFadden of the Belfast Police Department said Friday. Miller’s 3-year-old son was present during the assault, according to the chief.

Officers Wendell Ward and Eric Kelley responded Monday afternoon to a report of an assault at the trailer park, the chief said. They met the victim, who had a serious wound in his upper left arm where a knife had gone completely through his arm.

“The victim knew who had assaulted him,” McFadden said.

He was taken to Waldo County General Hospital initially and then was transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for further treatment. The chief said he did not have information about his current condition.

The officers went to Miller’s residence and interviewed him about what had happened.

“The two stories were fairly similar in regards to what led up to the stabbing, and not so similar regarding the stabbing event itself,” McFadden said.

Police heard that the two men had argued and then had a “brief scuffle” before separating, he said. Miller returned to his residence and then came back outside, approaching the victim in the driveway of the victim’s mother’s home.

“His 3-year-old boy was in tow, and it was at this point that the stabbing occurred,” McFadden said.

After Miller was arrested and charged in connection with the stabbing, he was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked. He remained in police custody Friday, with his bail set at $10,000 cash, according to a jail official.

Miller’s son was brought to his grandmother, who lived at the same trailer park, for safekeeping after his father’s arrest, McFadden said.

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