Police: Alleged assault at Northport party leads to domestic violence charges

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff
Posted July 22, 2013, at 5:29 p.m.

NORTHPORT, Maine — A Belmont man remained in police custody Monday afternoon after being arrested over the weekend in connection with a reported domestic violence assault.

Scott Edmands, 40, had gone to a gathering at a Rocky Road home in Northport on Saturday night with his girlfriend, according to a press release from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. The woman later told officers that Edmands had been drinking and then struck her in the head several times, the press release stated.

The woman then went to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office in Belfast a little after midnight in order to report the domestic assault. She told Deputy Kevin Littlefield that Edmands had left the party on foot after the alleged assault.

When Littlefield went to the home in order to speak with witnesses, a man there said that Edmands “had been escorted from the property after the assault,” according to the press release.

Police found Edmands a few hours later and charged him with domestic assault. He appeared to have a black eye, and told police that he had been assaulted at the party by “unknown individuals,” according to Lt. Jason Trundy of the sheriff’s office. No further charges are pending, Trundy said.

Edmands was taken to Waldo County Jail to be booked, and remained in custody, with bail set at $250 cash.

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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