BANGOR, Maine — A local man is facing charges after an alleged assault on his fiancee, according to police.
The incident occurred Sunday, but the woman did not report Justin Moccia, 26, to police until Monday afternoon, according to Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards.
The woman told police that Moccia had thrown her to the ground, put his hands around her throat and tried to choke her.
When police went to arrest Moccia Monday afternoon, he was extremely uncooperative, Edwards said, refusing to sit in the back of the cruiser. Officers Tim Wheelden and Doug Smith had to force him into the car.
As the officers were transporting him to Penobscot County Jail, Moccia repeatedly was kicking the inside rear door of the cruiser, Edwards said, causing the officers to stop the vehicle.
Moccia was warned he’d face additional charges if he damaged the cruiser, the lieutenant said, and he calmed down for the rest of the ride to the jail.
Moccia was charged with domestic violence assault, refusing to submit to arrest and domestic violence criminal threatening. He remained at the jail Tuesday.
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.