May 27, 2018
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Bangor assault suspect nabbed in Old Town

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

OLD TOWN, Maine — A man who was wanted in connection with an assault Tuesday in Bangor was arrested Thursday night in Old Town, police said.

Stephone M. Ross, 40, had been sought by police for allegedly choking a 33-year-old woman about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near his home on Ohio Street, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.

The woman was visibly shaken by the incident but did not need medical treatment, he said.

Bangor police Sgt. Bob Bishop said Friday that the arrest was made about 10 p.m. by Old Town police Sgt. Mike Hashey, who recognized the suspect from a photograph released by Bangor police.

Bishop said Ross was arrested without incident and taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.

Ross was released on bail Friday, a jail official confirmed.

Edwards said earlier this week that after the alleged assault, Ross took off in his family van, which he ditched shortly afterward before fleeing on foot. At the time, police believed Ross “may be with friends in the Old Town area,” which is where he was located.

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