Portland man indicted for allegedly assaulting, threatening to kill 2-year-old and mother

Posted Sept. 12, 2013, at 11:30 a.m.
Justin Bowley
Justin Bowley

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Portland man has been indicted on charges of assault, domestic violence assault and terrorizing after police say he hit a 2-year-old boy and his mother and then threatened to kill them and himself.

Justin Bowley, 29, was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury last week.

Bowley was arrested Aug. 1 by Brunswick police after his girlfriend reported that he struck her son when Bowley and the child were alone in a car earlier that day, Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan said.

Bowley then allegedly tore a side mirror from the vehicle and struck the woman. The woman said that when she, her son and Bowley drove away, Bowley threatened to pull the steering wheel and kill all three of them, according to Hagan.

Police found Bowley later that day passed out on the side of Old Portland Road in Brunswick and took him to Mid Coast Hospital for treatment of intoxication, Hagan said.

Bowley was arrested at the hospital and taken to Cumberland County Jail, where he remains in lieu of $10,000 cash bail, a jail official said Thursday morning.

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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