Richard W. Bubar, 44, of Deer Isle. Credit: Hancock County Jail

A Deer Isle man indicted on charges that he allegedly assaulted a Sedgwick family last summer is back behind bars after being accused of biting a state trooper.

Richard W. Bubar, 44, was arrested Feb. 8 after crashing his vehicle on Mines Road in Sedgwick, according to the Maine State Police.

“Bubar punched a witness vehicle at the scene and bit Trooper [Blaine] Silk on his gloved hand while [police] were attempting to place him in the cruiser,” state police wrote in a summary of the Feb. 8 incident. “Bubar also had to be taken to the hospital after injuring his arm from repeatedly striking the holding cell door [at Hancock County Jail].”

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Bubar was arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault, criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and violating conditions of release. He was still being held Monday at the jail in Ellsworth, according to jail staff.

In December, Bubar was indicted on charges stemming from an alleged July 29, 2018, assault of a Sedgwick family outside their Graytown Road home. In that incident the family — a couple and their two children — suffered minor injuries after one of them approached Bubar, who was driving a pickup truck near their house, to ask him to stop squealing his tires in the road, state police said at the time. The family did not know Bubar prior to the incident.

Bubar was indicted on four counts of assault and one count each of felony aggravated assault, driving to endanger and violating conditions of release. He was on bail for violating a protection order at the time of the July 29, 2018, incident, a prosecutor has said.

Following last summer’s incident, a prosecutor told a judge that Bubar had “clear anger issues.” Bubar told the judge that he has a substance use disorder.

According to state records, Bubar was convicted of several misdemeanors between 1997 and 2005 in Brewer, Ellsworth, Lewiston and Orono, including five counts of assault, two counts each of criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and violating conditions of release, and a single count of operating under the influence. He served almost two years in prison and paid $3,137 in restitution or fines during that time.

Bill Trotter

Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....