HARTLAND, Maine — A Lincoln man was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly assaulting a woman in his vehicle, according to police.
Seth Thomas Giggey, 41, was charged with aggravated domestic violence assault, a Class B crime.
According to a Sunday press release issued by Sgt. Peter Michaud, Maine State Police received a 911 call from a woman who said she had been assaulted. He noted that Trooper Trevor Snow, who investigated the report, determined that the woman had been driving with Giggey through Hartland when the alleged assault began.
“At one point, the female was able to exit the vehicle but was physically forced back into the vehicle by Giggey,” Michaud said.
He said the woman was able to call 911 from her cellphone when the pair was near Plymouth. He added that when Giggey learned she had called police, he fled the area.
Investigating officers from the Maine State Police, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln Police Department found Giggey at a Lincoln residence. He was taken into custody and then turned over to Trooper Christopher Carr.
Giggey was subsequently taken to Somerset County Jail in Madison. A jail official said this weekend that his bail had not been set.
No further information about the assault was available Sunday.
Police said that the incident was not a random act of violence. Michaud also encouraged people to keep their cellphones charged and readily available, in case there is a need to report a crime or emergency.
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.