BREWER, Maine — A local man is facing a felony charge after a reported assault on his girlfriend, according to police.
Ansel Gould, 46, initially denied assaulting and making threats against the woman, according to Brewer Deputy Chief Jason Moffitt, but police noticed signs of assault upon talking to her. The woman told police Gould choked her.
Officers were sent to a Washington Street residence around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 4 after the woman had called 911, Moffitt said.
When police arrived, Gould could be heard swearing, the deputy chief said, and Gould initially refused to answer the door, despite officers’ loudly announcing their presence and banging on the door.
Gould claimed he was the lone person in the apartment, but officers asked to search the residence and found the woman in a bedroom, Moffitt said.
After interviewing both parties, police arrested Gould and charged him with domestic violence terrorizing, which was elevated to a Class C felony due to a prior domestic violence conviction on Gould’s record, Moffitt said.
Gould was brought to Penobscot County Jail, where he remains. The woman did not require a trip to the hospital.
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.