AUGUSTA — A man sought in connection with the repeated stabbing of a 35-year-old woman early Sunday in Augusta has a history of domestic violence fueled by alcohol abuse, according to court records.

Augusta police are seeking David N. Delesline, 44. They were called to 6 York St. at 1:35 a.m. Sunday for a reported stabbing. Police found a woman with multiple lacerations to her head and face. She was taken by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Police said Delesline fled just before their arrival. He is wanted on a charge of elevated aggravated assault.

The 6 York St. address is the home of Amy Lynne Delesline, 35, who filed for divorce from Delesline in April.

A hospital spokeswoman on Monday said she could not confirm whether Amy Delesline was being treated there. Police did not return calls Monday.

According to records in the divorce case, the couple was married Jan. 23, 2010, and have no children together. Delesline listed a mailing address in Lewiston on April 3, the day he was served with divorce papers.

Amy Delesline cited irreconcilable differences and “verbal abuse, mental, emotional and physical at times” as her grounds for divorce.

A year and a half after their marriage, Amy Delesline sought a protection from abuse order against her husband, telling an Augusta District Court judge in writing:  “When David gets aggressively angry, he punches walls, has in the past tried to damage a truck I previously owned by threatening to punch the windows.”

In that same complaint, she said he got upset after the electricity was disconnected on Aug. 4, 2011, “and took a bat and busted out my back window of my truck.”

The temporary order was in effect for about 10 days until she requested its dismissal.

Records in the same court show Delesline worked at several fast-food restaurants in the city, but was most recently unemployed.

Delesline was convicted of domestic violence assault against his first wife, Kara, following a May 11, 2008, attack.

An affidavit in that case by Augusta Police Officer Christopher Guay said Kara Delesline reported he threatened her with a knife, tried to take her cellphone from her and pushed her backwards into a set of cement stairs.

Delesline denied he ever had a knife, Guay said.

Delesline was sentenced to 364 days in jail with all but 44 days suspended and two years’ probation.

Kara Delesline, who had two children with Delesline, filed for divorce in October 2008. Records indicate he was in jail at the time.

A girlfriend of Delesline also sought a protection from abuse order against him. It was in effect until Sept. 21, 2011. She said he became violent when he was drunk.

He sought one against her, but it was dismissed for failure to prosecute.

Betty Adams — 621-5631
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