BANGOR, Maine — A local man who was convicted of assaulting his former girlfriend in June was arrested again Friday night for felony domestic violence assault, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday.
Frank Tripp, 42, was charged with felony domestic violence assault because of his prior conviction, which involved the same 47-year-old female victim, the sergeant said.
Tripp also was charged at around 11 p.m. Friday with violating a protection order she had obtained, Edwards said.
Police were first called to the woman’s residence on Third Street for a 911 hang up call at around 9:40 p.m. but found no one home.
“About an hour and a half later, they received a family fight call at the same residence,” Edwards said.
Police Officers Kim Donnell and Taylor Bagley found the female victim on the second visit and she reported Tripp, who she described as her ex-partner, had assaulted her.
“While Donnell was interviewing her, Frank Tripp walked into the apartment and was immediately told he was under arrest,” Edwards said.
Tripp was combative and struggled with police but soon was brought under control and arrested. He then was taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Tripp was sentenced to seven months in jail, all suspended, and a year of probation when he was convicted of domestic violence assault in June, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.
He faces a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 if convicted of Friday’s domestic violence assault.