Police charge man in choking attack

ROME — A local man has been charged after he reportedly choked a woman in front of her son.

Dustin Sprague, 27, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with domestic aggravated assault, said Sgt. Aaron Hayden of the Maine State Police.

The 28-year-old woman met state police around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairfield Police Department.

She told troopers that she and Sprague had fought about their prescriptions Tuesday morning.

“She stated that Sprague had (choked) her during the altercation twice that morning and hit her several times with a blunt object,” Hayden said.

The woman said Sprague stopped her when she tried to call 911.

“The victim’s 9 year-old son was also present during the assault,” Hayden said.

AUGUSTA

Tuesday

At 10:10 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Court Street.

Wednesday

At 12:09 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Bridge Street Tavern on Bridge Street.

12:28 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Child Street.

12:57 a.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Water Street.

9:47 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up call on Capitol Street.

CHINA

March 25

A 28-year-old man was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop for speeding on Route 32.

Saturday

There was a report of a camp burglary during which a substantial amount of copper was stolen. The theft occurred sometime over the winter. The thieves also stole a Johnson outboard motor.

CHELSEA

March 27

A 58-year-old woman was charged with passing a school bus with its lights flashing. The incident occurred the day before on Route 17 in Chelsea.

Wednesday

At 7:52 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Spurwink Drive.

DRESDEN

March 28

A 41-year-old Augusta woman was charged with operating an unregistered vehicle on Route 27.

FARMINGDALE

March 30

A 24-year-old man was charged with operating under the influence, operating after suspension and providing a false name and date of birth during a traffic stop on Interstate 95.

GARDINER

Tuesday

At 10:14 a.m., there was a complaint involving juveniles at Gardiner Area High School on West Hill Road.

4:13 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up call at KeyBank on Brunswick Avenue.

MANCHESTER

March 24

A 26-year-old Warren man was charged with possession of a useable amount of marijuana.

MONMOUTH

Tuesday

At 11:11 a.m., there was an accident on U.S. Route 202.

PITTSTON

Tuesday

At 5:36 p.m., there was a complaint involving juveniles on East Pittston Road.

RICHMOND

March 26

A 24-year-old woman was charged with operating without a license and speeding during a traffic stop on Interstate 295.

SIDNEY

Friday

A 26-year-old Fairfield woman was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop for speeding through a school zone.

WINDSOR

Saturday

Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Elm Lane.

There was a report of a domestic disturbance on Caswell Road. Police determined no assault had occurred.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

March 24

Tami Gagne, 41, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant during a traffic stop on Bangor Street.

Tuesday

At 4:01 p.m., Ted V. Dennis, 29, of Farmingdale, was arrested on a warrant at the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

10:48 p.m., Melinda Ann Darveau, 40, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct by police responding to a complaint on Court Street.

COOPERS MILLS

March 23

Timothy Norton, 33, was arrested on a charge of domestic aggravated assault by police responding to a complaint in Somerville.

FARMINGDALE

Sunday

Michael Lacasse, 19, was arrested on a charge of violation of a protection-from-abuse order during a traffic stop for a seat-belt violation.

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