June 19, 2018
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Bangor man accused of punching dog arrested on drug charge

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A 31-year-old man charged last week after allegedly making threats against a woman during an argument and assaulting her dog was arrested Sunday in Lincoln County on drug possession and other charges.

Antonio Gordon of Bangor was charged in Lincoln County with one count each of unlawful possession of oxycodone, falsification of physical evidence and violation of condition of release. Bail was set Monday in Superior Court at $10,000 in cash.

That bail was posted, but he was not released from Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset because of a motion to revoke his $250 bail pending in Penobscot County.

Gordon was transferred Thursday to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, according to jail personnel in Wiscasset. He appeared Friday afternoon before Superior Court Justice William Anderson at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Anderson ordered that Gordon be held without bail until a Sept. 5 hearing in Bangor on the motion to revoke bail. The judge said that Gordon was charged in Lincoln County after a traffic stop.

Gordon is charged in Penobscot County with one count each of domestic violence criminal threatening, obstructing the report of a crime and cruelty to animals stemming from an incident on Hancock Street the morning of July 30, according to a previously published report.

Bangor police Officer Nick Huggins went to the apartment and reportedly found Gordon and the woman. He learned the pair had an argument in a bedroom, Sgt. Tim Cotton said last week.

“After this verbal and somewhat physical exchange, [Gordon] left the room, and the victim placed a large bureau in front of her door in order to guarantee that [Gordon] would not return,” Cotton said in a statement.

After Gordon left the residence, the victim discussed what occurred with another person at the residence. Gordon returned shortly after, and Cotton said he apparently had been listening to the conversation from the other side of the door.

Gordon apparently called the woman a “cop caller” among other names and made motions indicating he was going to strike her, the sergeant said.

When one of the woman’s dogs started to bark at Gordon, he picked it up and choked it with his hands, according to Cotton, then punched the animal in the face as it began to yelp before he threw it over a balcony to the ground below.

The dog was not seriously injured, Cotton said, and it landed in dense brush, which broke the fall.

Gordon also threw the woman’s cellphone over the balcony.

He remained late Friday at the Penobscot County Jail. His trial on the Penobscot County charges related to last week’s incident was set for Nov. 7 in Bangor.

BDN writer Ryan McLaughlin contributed to this report.

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