Man allegedly cuts woman trying to help him

AUGUSTA — A city man who police say cut a woman trying to stop him from harming himself was arrested Friday, five days after the incident.

Brian Plante, 30, of Civic Center Drive, was arrested at his apartment on aggravated assault, terrorizing and stalking charges after he threatened to harm himself Nov. 17, according to Sgt. Christopher Shaw, of the Augusta Police Department.

When a neighbor tried to intervene, Shaw said, Plante cut her thigh with a knife. She didn’t report the incident initially, fearing retaliation by Plante, Shaw said.

“She knew that the ER would call us, and she was afraid of what he’d do if she called,” he said.

Plante was arrested Friday night following interviews, and Shaw said the victim may have needed medical attention even on Friday, but she refused treatment.



At 8:21 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Thistledown Apartments on Eastern Avenue.

11:30 a.m., a motor vehicle accident causing property damage was reported at Michaels on Marketplace Drive.

12:17 p.m., harassment was reported on Grenier Point.

12:53 p.m., theft was reported at The Big Apple store on Stone Street.

1:51 p.m., a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Hospital Street and Eastern Avenue.

2:51 p.m., shoplifting was reported at the Maine Smoke Shop on Western Avenue.


Friday: At 5:55 p.m., criminal trespassing was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive in Augusta. Nicholas Wheelock, 33, of Gardiner, was arrested and charged with operating under suspension.

6:35 p.m., David J. O’Connor, 30, of Augusta, was arrested at the Augusta Police Department on Union Street and charged with domestic-violence assault and violating a condition of release.

10:32 p.m., a motor vehicle was stopped at the intersection of State and Union streets. Jason Waterhouse, 37, of Gardiner, was arrested and charged with a criminal traffic violation for having a vehicle registration that was expired for more than 150 days.

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