WINSLOW — Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon on assault charges after allegedly jumping a juvenile male in the street, police say.

Officer John Veilleux, of the Winslow Police Department, was driving down Boston Avenue about 1:35 p.m. when a young male flagged him down.

“(The juvenile) was then jumped and subsequently assaulted by an adult male and an adult female,” Capt. Haley Flemming said in an interview Thursday.

The two alleged attackers were identified later as Brendan A. Chalmers and Ashley N. Varner, both 20 years old and Winslow residents.

Flemming said Veilleux was able to restrain Chalmers, but as Veilleux was putting him in handcuffs, Varner continued to assault the minor.

At that point, Flemming said he showed up and was able to restrain Varner and prohibit further attacks on the juvenile.


Flemming said he didn’t know exactly how old the juvenile was, but that he was under the age of 18. Varner and Chalmers apparently had some kind of grievance with the juvenile that involved friends or family, Flemming said. He said he is aware of some kind of incident involving the arrested parties and the juvenile, but he did not know if that was exactly what spurred the alleged assault.

The juvenile suffered minor injuries during the attack but none that required medical treatment.

Varner was charged with disorderly conduct fighting and assault. She has been released on $500 unsecured bail and the condition that she not have contact with the victim.

Chalmers was charged with disorderly conduct fighting, refusing to submit to arrest or detention by use of physical force, possession of marijuana, criminal mischief and assault. He was released on $2,500 unsecured bail and the condition that he not have contact with the victim.

The two are expected to appear on Sept. 18 in Waterville District Court.

Emily Higginbotham — 861-9239

[email protected]

Twitter: @EmilyHigg

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