Bangor man facing multiple charges after alleged assault on woman

Posted July 10, 2013, at 3:05 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting and threatening a woman he was previously in a relationship with, according to police.

Arthur Newell Jr., 34, is accused of domestic violence assault, a Class C felony, assault and criminal threatening, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Newell had apparently contacted the woman on Friday and stated to her that he was having a hard time after the death of a family member, according to Edwards.

Soon after Newell arrived, an argument ensued over the woman having to work Saturday morning, the sergeant said, and Newell became aggressive, grabbing the woman by the back of the head and pushing her.

When the woman tried to leave the residence, Newell stood in the doorway and pushed her again, Edwards said. The next morning, she took her two children, aged 9 and 11, and went to the Circle K on Main Street which was en route to work.

While the woman was inside the store, Edwards said Newell drove by in his truck and screamed at her to come back home, which the sergeant said she eventually did.

When the pair arrived back at the woman’s residence, Newell blocked her in her driveway with his pickup and threatened to stab her with his truck key, the sergeant said.

The woman went back to the Circle K and called police, Edwards said, and officers arrived at the residence and arrested Newell.

Newell remained at the Penobscot County Jail on Wednesday.

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