June 17, 2019
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South Carolina man arrested after stabbing near downtown Bangor

Penobscot County Jail | BDN
Penobscot County Jail | BDN
Gregory Watson

A South Carolina man is facing felony assault charges after a stabbing early Sunday morning, police said.

Gregory Watson, 37, of Bennettsville, South Carolina, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters said Monday in a news release.

A second suspect, Michael Ocean, 28, of Bangor, was issued a summons for one count of assault, Betters said.

The incident that led to the charges occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday “in the area of Diamonds Gentleman’s Club on Harlow Street,” Sergeant Wade Betters said in a press release. Police did not provide any more specific information about the location of the alleged assault. Betters did not immediately respond to a message.

Police who went to the area to look into a reported stabbing found a man there bleeding from his head. The injured man, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Betters said.

Police were told that the suspect, later identified as Watson, ran toward Center Street. Officers converged on the area and within minutes found Watson at a nearby convenience store, where they arrested him without incident.

Betters said that police eventually determined that Watson and Ocean had assaulted two people earlier in the evening.

Watson remained at Penobscot County Jail Monday, where he was being held on $10,000 bail.

The aggravated assault charges are Class B felony charges that carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine up of to $20,000.

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