March 23, 2018
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Police: Fight over crowded house leads to arrest

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

LIBERTY, Maine — A local man who was fighting with his girlfriend about a large, recent influx of house guests ended up getting arrested last week and charged with domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal mischief.

James W. Ross, 57, was at his Stevens Pond Road residence when he and the woman began to argue Wednesday, July 30, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton.

“Mr. Ross was upset his girlfriend’s son, girlfriend and five kids had moved into the residence,” Trafton said.

According to the police report, Ross came home late that night and wanted a joint from his girlfriend, and she wouldn’t give it to him.

“He was angry. He tipped her out of an office chair and onto the floor,” Trafton said. “He admitted it.”

Ross also allegedly threw a chair at the kitchen stove, breaking the glass oven door, leading to the charge of domestic violence criminal mischief.

His bail conditions include having no contact with the victim or her family, Trafton said.


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