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Madawaska man charged with domestic violence, criminal restraint

MADAWASKA, Maine — Madawaska police arrested a local man Sunday night, charging him with domestic violence assault and criminal restraint.

After responding at 10:49 p.m. Jan. 6 to a call about a domestic dispute at a residence, Officer Ryan Albert of the Madawaska Police Department interviewed a woman who said she had been assaulted by 44-year-old Jimmy Dionne. She also told the officer that Dionne took the keys to her vehicle so she could not leave.

After he took the statement, Albert noticed injuries that were consistent with the woman’s statement, according to Madawaska Police Chief Ross DuBois.

The officer then located the alleged assailant inside the residence and arrested Dionne, charging him with domestic violence assault and criminal restraint.

Dionne was denied bail and transported to the Aroostook County Jail, DuBois said.

Dionne is scheduled to appear in district court in Madawaska on Feb. 6.

Members of the Madawaska Ambulance service assessed the woman and found no serious injuries, according to the police chief.

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