Camden man accused of pulling a knife in debt dispute charged with aggravated assault

Posted July 18, 2013, at 2:13 p.m.
Last modified July 18, 2013, at 2:44 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Police arrested a Camden man Wednesday morning and charged him with aggravated assault after he allegedly pulled a knife on a Rockland man and cut him during a fight over a debt.

Jerimiah Jenkins, 33, went to a Cottage Street home about 10:30 a.m. to try to collect the debt that a resident allegedly owed him, according to Rockland Police Deputy Chief Wally Tower.

“They ended up getting into a fight,” Tower said Thursday.

Police said that Jenkins, who allegedly was carrying a large, sheathed knife in a backpack, pulled it out during the fight.

“He was going to stab the resident,” Tower said. “It resulted in the resident’s pants being cut and a very minor injury to his leg, which did not require medical attention.”

Jenkins was taken to Knox County Jail in Rockland, where he remained Thursday, Tower said. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Knox County Superior Court on Friday.