June 19, 2018
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Bangor man accused of attacking woman, threatening her with knife

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local man was arrested Friday morning after a reported domestic dispute, according to police.

The sequence of events leading to the arrest of Gary Dorion, 51, began at 4:45 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a domestic assault in progress in a driveway on Catell Street, according to a release from Bangor Police Sgt. Tim Cotton.

When police arrived, witnesses said Dorion had dragged the woman into an apartment and had brandished a large hunting knife and a cane, according to Cotton.

“He had also reportedly threatened to kill all [the witnesses] as they tried to intervene,” the release said.

Dorion refused to answer his door when officers knocked, but due to reports of injuries to the woman, officers decided to enter the apartment, Cotton said.

Dorion and the victim were found in a bedroom in a tent that had been set up on top of a bed, the sergeant said. Officers found the woman had been injured.

Dorion was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault, three counts of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and possession of schedule Z drugs.

Dorion’s is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 6.

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.

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