Aaron Brown

BIDDEFORD — A Biddeford couple accused of beating a woman and holding a knife to her throat is facing aggravated assault charges, and the husband also has been charged with kidnapping.

Aaron Brown, 33, of Biddeford, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault. His wife, Kimberly Marie Vigue-Brown, 31, was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and robbery.

The 31-year-old victim told police on Sunday morning that she had been kicked and punched, and a knife was held against her throat at an address on Hill Street. The woman had bruises around her face and neck, and one of her eyes was swollen shut, Biddeford Deputy Police Chief JoAnn Fisk said. There also were bruises around the victim’s neck and throat consistent with someone who had been choked, Fisk said.

“The victim met Aaron Brown and his wife Kimberly Vigue-Brown in Saco during the evening hours (on Saturday),” Fisk said. “From there, the victim agreed to accompany them to their Hill Street apartment, where Mr. Brown was to retrieve an article of clothing. Once they entered an apartment the victim was physically restrained and aggressively assaulted.”

The victim was able to flee the apartment at approximately 3 a.m.  Sunday and went to a nearby relative’s residence. She reported the alleged attack at Biddeford Police Department just before 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Police located the couple later in the day and took them into custody.

Kimberly Marie Vigue-Brown

The victim alleged that Vigue-Brown took her wallet, which contained identification and insurance cards and a small amount of money, along with her cellphone.

Police did not release a motive for the alleged crime.

Brown and Vigue-Brown were taken to the York County Jail in Alfred, where they were each held in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.

They were scheduled to make an appearance at Springvale District Court via video from the jail on Monday afternoon.

No further details were available Monday night.

Tammy Wells can be contacted at 780-9016 or at:

[email protected]


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