Rumford man charged in stabbing

Posted Aug. 21, 2013, at 6:42 a.m.

RUMFORD, Maine — Police charged a Rumford man Tuesday with stabbing a man on Waldo Street on Monday afternoon, Detective Sgt. James Bernard of the Rumford Police Department said.

Erik B. Hanson, 27, was arrested on a charge of elevated aggravated assault and transported to the Oxford County Jail in Paris.

Hanson’s brother, Aaron Stone, 22, also of Rumford, was involved in the altercation and was arrested on an unrelated warrant, Bernard said. Stone was also transported to the jail.

Police Chief Stacy Carter said that on Monday, officers were dispatched to the area of 318 Waldo St. for a citizen dispute. When officers arrived, they found people tending to a 34-year-old man, who Bernard declined to identify. The victim was stabbed multiple times in the arm, torso and leg.

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The victim was transported to Rumford Hospital and later flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Witnesses later reported that Hanson fled the scene in a red Dodge vehicle and returned to the scene approximately an hour later. Carter said he was brought to the Rumford Police Department, where Bernard and Detective John Hainey of the Maine State Police questioned him.

Carter said Hanson was cooperative.

The investigation continued over the next 18 hours, which resulted in Hanson’s arrest.

Hanson is scheduled to appear in Oxford County Superior Court in Paris at 8 a.m. Oct. 18.

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