AUGUSTA — A city man accused of repeatedly stabbing a woman in the head over the weekend is behind bars.

David Delesline, 44, was arrested around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Northern Avenue near where the attack took place, said Augusta Police Lt. Christopher Massey. Delesline, who had been on the run since Sunday, was charged with elevated aggravated assault.

Delesline, who had lacerations to both wrists, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta to be treated for the injuries and for a psychological evaluation before being moved to the Kennebec County jail.  Once there, he will be held without bail pending his initial court appearance, which is scheduled for Friday. Police didn’t say how Delesline’s wrists were injured.

Police got a tip that Delesline had returned to his 6 York St. apartment Tuesday night, Massey said.

Police  Wednesday found evidence in the apartment that Delesline may have been there, including an open access hatch leading to the roof, Massey said. Police searched the apartment and used a fire department ladder truck to check the roof.

“We checked the residence and a few minutes later he was located walking on Northern Avenue,”

Massey said, “He was taken into custody.” 
Delesline allegedly stabbed a 35-year-old woman repeatedly in the head and face early Sunday morning.

The woman, who was flown to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, has since been released from the hospital, Massey said.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642
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