May 27, 2018
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Bangor man accused of assault on girlfriend, carrying concealed weapons

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges after an assault on his girlfriend, during which he was carrying multiple concealed weapons, police said.

As Justin Berry, 26, and the woman were having an altercation in the early-morning hours of Aug. 23, he had a spring-assisted knife, a camo knife, a switchblade and a set of brass knuckles in his backpack, according to Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards.

None of the weapons were used in the assault, according to Edwards.

Officer John Kuhn had responded to Central Street when it was reported Berry and the woman were actively fighting, the lieutenant said.

Witnesses stated Berry was screaming at the woman, physically assaulting her and even spat on her at one point, Edwards said.

Berry was charged with four counts of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of domestic violence assault and an additional count of possession of drug paraphernalia, as a marijuana pipe was found in his backpack, Edwards said.

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

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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