May 25, 2018
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Eagle Lake man charged in stabbing incident

BDN staff reports

EAGLE LAKE, Maine — The 20-year-old victim of an alleged stabbing here on Monday has been transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he is in stable condition, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies have not yet been able to interview the victim, whose name has not been released, but expect to speak with him “in the coming days,” Sheriff Darrell Crandall said Tuesday in an emailed media release.

Crandall did name the alleged assailant, however. Brian Drake, 29, of Eagle Lake initially has been charged with aggravated assault and remains in police custody. His initial court appearance is scheduled for March 6 in Fort Kent.

Police were contacted at about 9:30 a.m. Monday about a report of a stabbing at a group home in Eagle Lake. Crandall did not identify the group home or indicate the type of clientele served there. He reported that Drake was a resident of the group home and that the injured man was a staff member.

Details about what happened at the group home and why were not divulged. No one else was reported injured.

Crandall said the victim was taken to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent before being transferred later Monday to EMMC. Drake also was taken to NMMC Monday for evaluation, according to the sheriff.

“This has been one of those situations where we have to be sensitive to all of the nuances that you must certainly be able to imagine exist here … many of which would not be legal or appropriate to discuss publicly,” Crandall said in his email on Tuesday. “I will do my best to fill you in on what I feel I can, responsibly.”


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