April 23, 2018
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Presque Isle duo arrested after alleged assault near downtown pub

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A man and a woman from Presque Isle were arrested early Sunday morning after they allegedly assaulted a Bangor man during an altercation outside of a downtown pub.

The episode leading to the arrests of Justice Spell, 27, and Mikey York, 37, began about 1:10 a.m., outside Paddy Murphy’s Irish Pub on Main Street, Bangor police Sgt. Cathy Rumsey said Monday in a news release.

The victim and a friend reportedly stopped outside the pub to talk to the doorman, who was one of their friends, when a man and a woman, later identified as Spell and York, walked by.

“The male and female then turned back and made statements like, ‘What did you just say?’ The two were very confrontational and aggressive. The victim told them he wasn’t talking to them but the two began pushing him and one of them hit him in the face,” Rumsey said.

“The victim tried to walk away but they followed and he was struck by the female several times, and the male at least once,” Rumsey said, adding that the victim had a visible facial injury.

Bangor police Officer Josh Kuhn spoke with the victim and the victim’s friend, and based on descriptions given to him, other officers located Spell and York near West Market Square, Rumsey said. She said both denied being involved in an assault but officers located numerous witnesses in the area who supported the victim’s account of the incident.

Upon further investigation, police determined that there were three active warrants for Spell’s arrest. She was arrested on the basis of those warrants and charged with assault, Rumsey

Officers intended to summon York for assault, but he became “very angry and irate” during the process.

“He was shouting obscenities and ignored warnings to quiet down or he would be arrested for disorderly conduct,” Rumsey said. York was arrested on that charge, as well as on an assault charge, after he persisted with that with his behavior, Rumsey said. Both suspects were taken to Penobscot County Jail.

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