Reported assault causes internal bleeding – Courier

June 12th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

Rockland — Bail was set at $5,000 cash June 10 for a Warren man accused of striking another man so viciously it caused internal bleeding, according to police.

Travis Carter, 26, was arrested by Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathaniel Jack for elevated aggravated assault for the attack, which occurred in April.

Carter, Carter’s girlfriend, and Nick Adkins were drinking and smoking spice, a synthetic marijuana, at a Warren residence when play fighting turned serious when Adkins punched Carter’s girlfriend in the face.

Carter said he was defending his girlfriend when he then hit Adkins in the head “as hard as he could,” according to an affidavit filed by police in Knox County Superior Court.

Carter originally said he hit the victim only with his hand, but later acknowledged he may have hit him with a bottle, according to the affidavit.

The girlfriend said she did not want to press charges against Adkins. She had blood near her mouth from the physical attack against her, but said it was an accident.

Warren ambulance service responded to the call and took Adkins, who was unconscious and bleeding from his ear, to Pen Bay Medical Center, where he was later taken by Life Flight to Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

The cash bail was set with no surety by Justice Susan Sparaco, though Assistant District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau argued for a $25,000 cash bail and a $50,000 single surety bail.

Defense Attorney William Pagnano requested bail be set at $1,000 cash or bail surety at $25,000.

An attorney will be appointed

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