D.A. won't pursue charges following St. George altercation

By Stephen Betts | Jul 11, 2018

St. George — A 32-year-old St. George man who was arrested Tuesday, July 10, on suspicion of felony domestic violence assault will not be formally charged.

Dustin Brooks was arrested and charged with Class C domestic violence assault.

Knox County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll said Tuesday that there had been an altercation at a residence on Port Clyde Road in St. George where evidence, at the time, showed Brooks had assaulted a woman.

Brooks was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport due to injuries he received during the altercation, but ultimately he was the one arrested and charged, Carroll said.

There had been reports Tuesday morning of a man being injured from being struck in the head with a hammer.

Brooks had been scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, but the District Attorney's Office reviewed the case and decided not to file formal charges.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Jul 12, 2018 13:52

Reputable studies have consistently found that the majority of domestic violence victims, not only in America but globally, are female. Yes, there are domestically abusive females. However, those incidents remains rare. Ditto for serial killers, who globally are male. There has to be supportive evidence for probable cause to arrest and a higher standard of proof to convict. So, law enforcement officers are unable to act on a whim. It has not been that long historically since Maine women can expect some degree of protection from domestically abusive partners. Our society and women worldwide could do with a lot less misogyny.

Posted by: Edwin E Ecker | Jul 11, 2018 16:18

Finally ONE for the male gender !

Too many times the male is automatically the accused no matter what the circumstances the male goes to jail while the poor crying female gets the benefit of being of the opposite (weaker) sex and gets a pass !

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