Local transient charged in connection with knife assault early Christmas

Posted Dec. 25, 2013, at 2:16 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 25, 2013, at 7:37 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A local transient was charged early Christmas morning in connection with a knife assault at a Washington Street residence, according to Brewer police.

Steven Mathis, 25, was charged with elevated aggravated assault.

He remained Wednesday at the Penobscot County Jail.

Mathis is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday or Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Police were called about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday for a domestic-related incident, Sgt. Jay Munson said. The victim, a woman, was cut with a knife and was taken to a Bangor area hospital for treatment.

Munson said he did not know what led up to the incident.

The woman is expected to recover, he said.

Mathis, who is originally from Belfast, and victim were acquainted, Munson said. The woman suffered minor injuries.

If convicted of the Class A crime, Mathis faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

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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