HOLDEN, Maine — A Bangor man was arrested Thursday on numerous charges, including several felonies, after allegedly assaulting a Holden woman and her 13-year-old son.
Among the charges that Merico Meucci, 34, is facing are Class A felony aggravated assault, Class C felony domestic violence assault, trafficking in prison contraband, possession of illegal drugs, violating bail conditions, disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest or detention, Holden police Sgt. Chris Greeley said Friday.
Meucci remained at Penobscot County Jail on Friday night. He is being held on a probation hold, a bail revocation order and a combined $76,000 cash bail, a jail official confirmed. He is scheduled to appear at the Penobscot Judicial Center on March 3 and March 11.
The series of incidents that led to Meucci’s arrest began about 6:15 a.m., when Holden police were called to Cedar Haven Mobile Home Park for a report of assaults to a woman who lived there and her teenaged son, Greeley said. The 911 call was placed by a neighbor, whose home the teenager had gone to for help, he said.
Greeley said the police report indicated that Meucci allegedly choked the woman and that he choked and punched her son.
When police arrived, the woman and Meucci were gone and police weren’t initially sure if she had been abducted or left on her own volition, Greeley said. He said that when the woman returned home several hours later, Meucci was not with her. Police issued an “attempt-to-locate” alert, asking area police to be on the lookout for him.
The teenager was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries, he said. The woman did not require medical attention.
Greeley said that Bangor police eventually caught up with Meucci but for an unrelated incident. They were called to the Tom T. Irving Store on Broadway for a report of a male who was acting strangely and who refused to leave when asked to do so.
When confronted by Bangor police, Meucci allegedly swore at them and said he was not going back to jail. Police tasered him after he reportedly assumed a fighting stance, with his fists balled, knees bent and chest puffed out, Greeley said, citing an arrest report.
Greeley said that Holden police Officers Corey Fournier and Bruce Graybill investigated the assault, with assistance from Brewer police. Bangor police handled other aspects.