Rumford man accused of cutting woman’s face with knife

Posted Aug. 18, 2012, at 7:42 a.m.

RUMFORD, Maine — A local man was charged with aggravated assault after police say he cut a woman’s face with a knife.

Richard B. Stickney III, 29, of 221 Pine St. was arrested Thursday morning on charges of aggravated assault, obstructing government administration and violating bail condition.

According to an arrest report by Holli Pullen of the Mexico Police Department, witnesses saw Stickney become angry with a woman and try to attack her. After two people tried to stop him, Stickney attacked her with a knife, cutting her chin.

According to the report, the woman was bleeding heavily. When others in the room tried to call the police, Stickney took their cellphones to stop them.

Stickney is being held on $1,300 cash bail.