June 24, 2018
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Bangor man accused of punching girlfriend during fight with woman’s brother, friend

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A 20-year-old local man is facing a felony charge after a fight grew out of control last week, according to police.

Tyler Thomas, 20, who has prior convictions for domestic violence assault, now faces up to five years in jail on a Class C felony count after his arrest on Oct. 15, Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters said.

Police had been sent to an Essex Street residence for a report of a fight involving multiple people, the sergeant said.

Apparently, Thomas who was intoxicated, had gotten into a fight with his girlfriend’s brother and a friend of hers, betters said.

The girlfriend tried to break the fight up, and in the process, Thomas got mad and pulled the woman’s hair, and threw a punch at her brother which missed that man and hit the woman, the sergeant said.

The woman was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention, Betters said. Thomas had also reportedly made a threat to harm a child he and the woman have together.

Thomas was subdued and charged with domestic violence assault and criminal threatening and brought to Penobscot County Jail.

“He was not cooperative and very difficult to deal with,” Betters said.

Thomas remained locked up Tuesday.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 1-866-834-4357, TRS 1-800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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