May 27, 2018
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Holden man arrested on felony domestic violence charges

Holden Police Department | BDN
Holden Police Department | BDN
Mark Campbell
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

HOLDEN, Maine — A local man is facing a felony domestic violence assault charge after he allegedly assaulted his fiancee early Sunday morning after a night of drinking.

Fizell said the domestic violence assault charge against Mark D. Campbell, 41, was elevated to felony status because Campbell was convicted of domestic violence assault in 2011 as the result of an investigation by Hampden police, Holden police Sgt. Eugene Fizell said Monday.

At that time, he was convicted of domestic violence assault, assault and violating the conditions of his release from a prior arrest, Fizell said.

The series of events that led to Campbell’s arrest began about 1 a.m., when Holden police Officer Bruce Graybill was called to the home Campbell and his fiancee shared on Clark Hill Road to look into a report of an assault that had just occurred there.

Fizell said that Campbell had been drinking earlier and that he and his fiancee had an argument. The fiancee went outside for awhile and returned to find the garage door raised.

When she went into the house she found Campbell asleep on the living room couch. She reportedly woke Campbell to ask if he wanted the door open or closed and if the pet cats had been let out or not, Fizell said. Having the garage door open was an issue because there were motorcycles in the garage, he said.

“Mark woke but was very agitated and backed her down the hallway toward the garage, and then grabbed her and pushed her through the hallway door to the garage and down the steps onto the concrete garage floor,” Fizell said. “She got up from the floor, came back into the hallway and was then pushed into the laundry room.”

Graybill was assisted by Maine State Police Sgt. Sean Hashey and Trooper Christopher Cookson, Fizell said.

Holden police arrived and investigated the complaint, with assistance from Sgt. Sean Hashey and Trooper Christopher Cookson of the Maine State Police.

At the time of his arrest on Sunday, Campbell was on bail for an October 2011 arrest on a terrorizing charge for which he was convicted in Newport, Fizell said.

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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