April 22, 2018
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Bangor transient accused of aggravated assault after allegedly striking man with glass bottle

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local transient is facing a felony charge after he allegedly assaulted another man with a glass bottle at a downtown park, police said.

The assault occurred on Aug. 30 at a small park along the Kenduskeag Stream off State Street, according to Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards.

The victim, who was bleeding from the head when officers arrived, stated to police that he was attacked with a glass bottle by Corey Gerrish, a 23-year-old Bangor transient, according to Edwards.

Edwards said the bottle appeared to be concealed in a shirt before the victim was struck with it. The victim and Gerrish are familiar with each other, the lieutenant said.

Gerrish was eventually located and brought to the Bangor police station for questioning, Edwards said. After police spoke with him, he was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault, a Class B felony.

Gerrish remained at the Penobscot County Jail on Thursday.

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