June 25, 2018
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Bangor man accused of threatening other man with baseball bat

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

HOLDEN, Maine — What started as an alleged road rage incident early Monday concluded with a Bangor man facing a felony charge, according to police.

Stephen Vonborstel, 19, and another man had apparently engaged in a road rage incident that started in Hermon and wound up at the Circle K on Route 1A, according to Holden police Chief Gene Worcester.

Once Vonborstel and the victim were at the gas station, the suspect approached the other man’s car armed with a baseball bat, according to Worcester.

What Vonborstel didn’t know was that the victim was legally carrying a concealed firearm, and when he noticed the gun inside the other man’s car, he fled the scene.

The victim called Holden police around 3:45 a.m. and Officer Chris Greeley immediately alerted surrounding communities, Worcester said.

Vonborstel’s vehicle was stopped in Bangor by Brewer police, Worcester said, and he was arrested and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

He was brought to Penobscot County Jail and later released on bail.

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