Lincoln man charged with assault after fight over either fishing in rain or custody dispute

Posted July 07, 2014, at 11:46 a.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — A Lincoln man is due in court in September after police issued a summons in connection with a fight in which another man suffered a broken leg, police said Monday.

Steven Laurson, 39, of Lincoln was issued a summons for Class D assault, a misdemeanor, for a fight reported shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday. He was not charged in connection with the broken leg, said Dan Summers, Lincoln’s public safety director.

“There is a question right now on how the leg was broken. There are conflicting stories,” Summers said Monday. “If we can get to the bottom of how the leg was broken, it may be upgraded with aggravated assault.”

“One party said it was because the other party didn’t want to go fishing in the rain,” Summers added. “Another said it was over a custody dispute.”

The victim, whom Summers declined to identify, was evaluated at Penobscot Valley Hospital of Lincoln before being released, Summers said.

Laurson is due in Lincoln District Court on Sept. 2, Summers said.