June 20, 2018
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Portland man arrested for allegedly breaking another man’s skull and leaving him in woods

By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland police early Monday morning arrested a man they believe severely beat another man, fracturing his skull and bones in his face, as well as leaving him with serious internal injuries.

According to a Portland Police Department announcement issued Monday afternoon, city police arrested Adam J. Delano, 23, at approximately 2 a.m. and charged him with aggravated assault.

Police are alleging Delano left Jeffrey S. Fry, 47, beaten and unconscious on a wooded path near the end of Sewall Street Sunday night, where officers responded to a report of the injured man just before 9:30 p.m. Both men were described in Monday’s announcement as homeless, and investigators believe they knew each other before the alleged attack.

“Information obtained from witnesses, including the suspect’s description, assisted officers in locating Delano a short distance away from the scene,” the department announcement stated. “The victim was transported to the Maine Medical Center where he was admitted for life-threatening injuries [including] fractures to his face and skull as well as internal injuries.”

Police have been unable to interview Fry because of the severity of his injuries, according to Monday’s release. They are urging anyone with information about the attack to call 874-8533.

Delano was transported to Cumberland County Jail and is being held on $5,000 cash bail.

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