Two Arrested In Midcoast Stabbing
A man was charged with aggravated assault and another suspect was charged with disorderly conduct after a stabbing Tuesday night in Bath, police said.
Bath police just after 11 p.m. responded to a disturbance at a Washington Street apartment, the Bath Police department said in a Wednesday news release.
"The officers observed that the apartment was in disarray; broken glass and plates on the floor," the release said. "The officers suspected some sort of altercation took place and asked what had happened. None of the persons there would give an explanation to them. The officers eventually left and warned the occupants of the apartment to quiet down or face criminal charges of disorderly conduct."
Just before midnight, the staff at the Mid Coast Hospital emergency room called police to report that a patient was being treated for a stab wound. Officers went to the hospital, interviewed the patient and learned that the man was stabbed at same Washington Street apartment that officers had responded to earlier that night.
The victim, a 35-year-old man from Bowdoinham, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. The man identified his assailant as Jacob Davis, 25, whose last known residence was on Union Street in Brunswick, according to the release.
When officers returned to the Washington Street apartment, Davis was placed under arrest for aggravated assault. Police said another man, Donald Newton, 45, who lives in the apartment where the alleged crime occurred, interfered with the efforts of responding officers and was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration.
Davis and Newton were taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. Bail was set at $2,500 for Davis and $1,000 for Newton. The two are scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 20.