May 24, 2018
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Dexter woman charged with domestic assault shortly after asking police about protection order

Penobscot County Jail | BDN
Penobscot County Jail | BDN
Laura Adams
By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

DEXTER, Maine — A local woman called police for information on how to obtain a protection from abuse order only to be arrested on a domestic assault charge shortly thereafter.

Police Chief Kevin Wintle said on Thursday that Laura Adams, 35, called police after an argument with her live-in husband escalated about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“She called police because they were having domestic-type issues,” said Wintle. “We directed her on how to apply for a protection order, if needed. She was not asking for police to respond to her residence. She just wanted information.”

About 10 minutes later, Wintle said Adams’ husband called police to report a family fight at the Main Street residence.

“The male called police and said he had been assaulted,” said Wintle.

Laura Adams was arrested and charged with domestic assault, a Class D misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and up to a year in jail. She was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, where she was released on bail on Thursday morning.

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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