Warren man arrested for beating girlfriend
Rockland — A Warren man, who has pending charges for reportedly threatening to stab two people, was arrested for beating his girlfriend so severely she was treated at a local hospital.
The victim, while in the hospital with a split lip and bruising on her arms and neck, told police her boyfriend, Jason Baughman, 46, grabbed her hair and began to slam her head against the interior of a vehicle they were in after they left a friend's home. She said he then used his forearm to choke her until she could not breathe, according to an affidavit filed by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officer Justin S. Drake in Knox County Superior Court.
The victim said she feared Baughman was going to kill her, but he stopped the vehicle and called a friend to pick her up. He then hit her in the mouth before she was able to escape the vehicle, according to the affidavit.
Bail was set at $5,000 cash bail at Baughman's initial appearance Aug. 20. He entered a denial that he violated bail.
Baughman is on bail for charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, and criminal mischief. The state is seeking to revoke his bail from those charges.
Baughman was arrested in June after he reportedly threatened another man and the man's teenage son with a knife, telling them he was going to gut them like fish, said a press release from the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
Police said Baughman chased the victims out of a residence and attempted to stab them. The victim and his son took refuge in a truck, and Baughman continued to threaten them while slashing a tire.
The victim attempted to flee, putting the vehicle in drive, and pinned Baughman between the truck and another car in the yard, said the release.
While on the road, the victim called 911, and had to stop a short distance down the road due to the flat tire.
Baughman was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center and then transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
Baughman will appear in court again Sept. 23.
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Juliette primarily covers the cops and courts beat for The Courier-Gazette.