POLICE BEAT

Guilford man with long criminal history arrested again

Posted April 24, 2012, at 12:16 p.m.
Last modified April 24, 2012, at 7:06 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Piscataquis County man whose wife had a protection order against him was arrested Monday for allegedly hitting her, according to police.

Eugene Farnham, 31, who has multiple charges on his record according to Bangor Daily News archives, went to the woman’s Bolling Drive residence, got into an argument with her and hit her, Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said.

Edwards said the woman’s four young children were in the apartment at the time of the assault, and the sergeant described the residence as “pretty much destroyed,” with dirty dishes and broken furniture all over the place.

After police interviewed the woman, they located Farnham next door, and he subsequently was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault, a Class C felony, and violation of protection order, a Class D misdemeanor.

The woman and children did not require medical treatment, the sergeant said.

Farnham’s record includes charges of theft, operating a vehicle after his license was suspended, reckless conduct and disorderly conduct, all in 2011, the BDN archives state.

Farnham was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Tuesday, according to Edwards. If convicted, Farnham faces up to 10 years in jail on the domestic violence count, and an additional year for violating the protection order.

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