June 19, 2018
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Belfast man accused of strangling woman

Waldo County Jail | BDN
Waldo County Jail | BDN
Mathew Day
By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

BELFAST, Maine — A man was arrested this weekend after strangling a woman who was trying to leave his Waldo Avenue home, police say.

Mathew T. Day, 22, of Belfast, was charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence criminal threatening after the Sunday evening incident.

According to a report from the Belfast Police Department, his alleged victim, with whom he was romantically involved, had gone to his home where the couple got into an argument. He asked her to leave. She told police later that Day had grabbed her by the neck while she was leaving, which caused her to nearly lose consciousness.

She called police to report the alleged assault, and was taken to Waldo County General Hospital to be treated. According to the report, she was diagnosed with a neck sprain.

Day was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked. He remained in custody Wednesday, according to a jail official. No bail has been set.

He is scheduled to appear at Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast Thursday, June 27.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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