BANGOR, Maine — A reported domestic disturbance ended when the woman involved did not want to press charges against her boyfriend, but the man wound up going to jail for violating bail conditions, police said.
Officers had responded to a First Street residence just after midnight Friday when it was reported Luis Garcia, 32, of Bangor had punched the woman, giving her a black eye, Bangor police Lt. Steve Hunt said.
Hunt said the woman received a black eye, but she told police that she had not been assaulted, he said.
“We’re not sure whether he assaulted her or not,” Hunt said. “The victim was not cooperative.”
Garcia, however, had bail conditions prohibiting him from being at his girlfriend’s residence, the lieutenant said, and grew combative when police arrested him for violating conditions of release. Garcia had spent 24 hours in jail in December 2012 for carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct, according to Bangor Daily News court archives.
“He was not cooperative with being taken into custody,” said Hunt. “After a brief tussle the officers got him into custody.”
Garcia was brought to Penobscot County Jail and later released.
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