BANGOR, Maine — A 19-year-old man is facing an aggravated assault charge after a confrontation near Carolina’s bar early Monday, police said.
The sequence of events leading to the arrest of Devin Peirce of Bangor began at 1 a.m., when officers were dispatched to a reported stabbing near the Union Street bar, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton.
The victim, a 38-year-old man, was apparently approached by Peirce while smoking with friends near the bar, Cotton said.
The sergeant said the victim and Peirce did not know each other.
Initially, the victim believed Peirce had only punched him but later realized he had received a stab wound, according to Cotton. The victim reportedly chased Peirce after the assault but could not catch him.
The 38-year-old man went to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment and was later released.
Peirce went to the Bangor police station and gave officers a different version of the incident, according to Cotton.
Investigators determined that Peirce was the aggressor and arrested him, Cotton said. Peirce was treated for a cut on his finger believed to have happened when he fell on his own knife while attempting to flee from the victim, the sergeant added.
Peirce was taken to Penobscot County Jail. He faces up to 10 years in jail if convicted of the Class B felony charge.