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Police arrest Fort Kent man for domestic assault

FORT KENT, Maine – An open-line phone call from a Market Street residence to the Fort Kent Police Department shortly before 4:30 a.m., Saturday, July 2, led to police arresting a Fort Kent man for domestic assault.

Officer Michael DeLena went to the Market Street home to ensure the safety of the residents, according to Sgt. Dalen Boucher. A female occupant of the home informed Officer DeLena that her boyfriend, Joshua Shaw, assaulted her.

Shaw left the scene by the time the officer arrived at the residence.

The female victim sought treatment for unspecified injuries at Northern Maine Medical Center, according to Sgt. Boucher.

Officer DeLena returned to the residence later in the day and arrested Shaw on the domestic assault charge.

Police transported Shaw to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton. Shaw has a prior domestic violence related arrest history, according to Sgt. Boucher, so he was prohibited from posting bail on the day of his most recent arrest.

Shaw is scheduled to appear at Fort Kent District Court on September 19.

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