PARSONFIELD, Maine — A man ordered to stay away from his girlfriend following his arrest last week is back behind bars after violating his bail, police said.
Jeffrey Perry, 30, who was arrested on Aug. 7 on charges of domestic violence assault, eluding a police officer and failing to submit to arrest, had bail conditions not to contact his girlfriend, according to Chief Deputy William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Steve Thistlewood was alerted that Perry may have been in contact with the woman, King said, and located the pair together driving in Perry’s vehicle in Parsonfield.
Perry attempted to flee but got stuck in a ditch; the woman, Victoria Valente, fled the scene, King said.
Perry was arrested without incident by Thistlewood, and shortly after, Valente emerged from her hiding place and the sergeant ordered her toward the cruiser, King said.
As Valente approached the cruiser, Perry began to thrash in the back seat and attempted to kick out the windows, the chief deputy said. As Thistlewood tried to calm him down, Valente interfered and the sergeant had to physically restrain her.
Valente, 21, of Hiram, was subsequently arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, King said, and later released on personal recognizance.
Perry is being held at the York County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.