BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Woolwich man who stabbed another man in Bay Bridge Estates in July will spend at least five years in prison after pleading guilty on Friday to elevated aggravated assault.
Chuck Schooley, 18, was sentenced in Cumberland County Superior Court to 15 years with all but five years suspended and four years of probation, Brunswick police Detective Greg Mears said Tuesday.
Schooley was arrested in the early morning hours of July 18 on Tufton Street in Bay Bridge Estates.
At 1:07 a.m., police went to Primrose Lane, also in Bay Bridge Estates, after receiving reports that a male who reportedly had been stabbed was lying in the middle of the road, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department said at the time. When officers arrived, a large group of people who had congregated in the area ran from the scene.
Brunswick rescue personnel rushed the stabbing victim to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he underwent surgery, Hagan said.
Officers called for a tracking dog and officer from the Bath Police Department, and Schooley was tracked to Tufton Street, also in Bay Bridge Estates.
Witnesses reported that Schooley and another man exchanged words during a party at 25 Primrose Lane and then fought outside the home.
The victim, who was conscious when emergency personnel arrived, identified Schooley as the man who stabbed him.
Mears on Tuesday credited the work of Brunswick Patrol Officer Brandon Ingaharro, who first went to the scene.
Cumberland County Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Ackerman prosecuted the case against Schooley.
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