Bangor man accused of hitting girlfriend over dispute about dog

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted March 19, 2012, at 11:09 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man is in jail after he assaulted his live-in girlfriend over the weekend, according to police.

John Wilcox, 40, of Bangor is facing a charge of domestic violence assault after an incident at the couple’s Patten Street home Sunday night, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

“Apparently the suspect was angry about a dog that had thrown up on the floor,” the sergeant said.

Before assaulting the woman, Wilcox had gotten into a verbal altercation with her 11-year-old son, and when the woman intervened Wilcox turned his attention to her, Edwards said.

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Wilcox was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Monday morning, a jail official said. Wilcox faces up to a year in prison if convicted of the Class D charge. printed on October 24, 2016