Warren man arrested for beating girlfriend

By Juliette Laaka | Aug 21, 2014

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.

Comments (7)
Posted by: Laura Libby-Campbell | Aug 25, 2014 06:12

Are you basing your opinion on Facts Laurel?



Posted by: Maggie Trout | Aug 22, 2014 11:09

In the interest of a fair trial, judges should prohibit the use of social and online media to discuss cases.  Newspapers can take the lead in this.  Discussions of the broader issues involved need not be prohibited.   



Posted by: Billi J Robbins | Aug 22, 2014 09:53

Hopefully witnesses come forward that have dated this girl , because this isn't the first time she has manipulated and fabricated making herself look Innocent. She's crazy and we all know it. Hitting yourself to make it look like someone else did it to get him arrested all because she wasn't invited to social event he was invited to, cause she was to insecure of all the single ladies that would be there !!!!!!   and this isn't the account user i'm just using their account. sorry billi i needed to write this posted by V Seavey



Posted by: Billi J Robbins | Aug 22, 2014 09:50

Hopefully witnesses come forward that have dated this girl , because this isn't the first time she has manipulated and fabricated making herself look Innocent. She's crazy and we all know it. Hitting yourself to make it look like someone else did it to get him arrested all because she wasn't invited to social event he was invited to, cause she was to insecure of all the single ladies that would be there !!!!!!



Posted by: Christine M Starrett | Aug 22, 2014 08:23

Don't always believe everything you read...... there are ways to manipulate the situation and turn it around more easily than one might think! I know this as a fact!!



Posted by: Logan N Aiken | Aug 21, 2014 22:36

Such BS. Anyone who knows this man will see right past this. Also, anyone who knows these so called victims will most definitely see passed it as well. Articles such as this have such a way with words and fabricating whatever they can. Praying for the Baughman family-- it doesn't take much to cause self infliction on yourself and put the blame on another to be spiteful and vindictive. Karma



Posted by: Laurel E Taylor | Aug 21, 2014 16:13

ah yes let's turn a looser like this loose, have the courts lost their ever loving minds. This one has no rights, lock him up and throw away the keys.

 



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