A Unity man has been charged with assaulting a woman recently in Thorndike by allegedly punching and biting her, police said.

Robert Jurdak, 36, was charged with domestic violence assault, class D; criminal mischief, class D; and obstructing the report of a crime, class D, according to a news release Wednesday from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies responded at 1 a.m. Saturday to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home on Gordon Hill Road in Thorndike. A woman there said Jurdak, an ex-boyfriend, had been spending time with her and she said they had been arguing. When she asked Jurdak to leave, he allegedly assaulted her by punching and biting her, and he allegedly took her phone and smashed it when she tried to call police.

Deputies interviewed people at the home and arrested Jurdak, according to the release.

Jurdak was taken to the Waldo County jail in Belfast, where he was later released on $500 cash bail.


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