BANGOR, Maine — A local man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a welfare check revealed he had assaulted the woman he is dating, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.
Stephan A. Bassett, 31, of Bangor was charged with domestic violence assault at around 1:15 a.m. after police went to his residence and found the injured woman. She did not need medical attention, Edwards said.
Investigating officers also charged Bassett with obstructing the report of a crime for taking the woman’s cellphone, the sergeant said.
“When she tried to call 911 he took the phone out of her hand,” Edwards said.
Bassett has a lengthy criminal history that dates back to when he was a teenager, according to court listings printed in the Bangor Daily News.
When Bassett was 19 he was convicted of being a minor in possession of liquor and criminal trespass in two separate incidents. He also has convictions for assault, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, violating conditions of release, operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, operating a vehicle without a license and operating under the influence, the BDN archives state.
Bassett was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and remained there late Tuesday morning, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)