May 27, 2018
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Dexter man accused of stalking girlfriend

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff

DEXTER, Maine — Police arrested a local man last week and charged him with domestic violence stalking.

Jason Miles, 38, was arrested on Jan. 16 and taken to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. He was bailed out the same day.

Dexter police Sgt. Kevin Wintle said there were seven reported harassment incidents involving Miles and his live-in girlfriend.

“He pretty much wouldn’t stop contact with her,” said Wintle. “We just felt, with the totality of the complaints, there was enough there under Maine state law that it fell under stalking. That’s what we arrested him for.”

Wintle didn’t disclose many details about the incidents but did mention calls to the victim’s cell phone and other harassment.

“It was a very difficult case. That’s what’s taken us so long,” said Wintle, adding that Officers Michael Johnson and Kyle Wilson led the investigation.

Miles made bail with numerous conditions, which included no direct or indirect contact with the victim, said Wintle.

Wintle said Miles will make his initial appearance in Newport District Court on Feb. 15.

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