Westbrook man accused of assaulting woman after attending wedding

By Stephen Betts | Oct 09, 2018
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Camden — A 32-year-old Westbrook man was arrested Sunday morning, Oct. 7, accused of assaulting a woman and damaging a hotel room in Camden.

The arrest came after police had received a report that he had made threats against people at a wedding.

Daniel W. Spooner Jr., was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and unlawful possession of drugs.

According to an affidavit filed in Knox County court by the Camden Police Department, the victim of the assault said she had spent the evening at a different location from the room they had shared in the extended-stay section of the Camden Riverhouse Hotel because Spooner, her boyfriend, had been intoxicated and nasty.

When the victim returned and was packing their bags, she told him their relationship was over. He dumped her suitcase, and as she was picking up her items, he dumped water on her twice, pushed her into a chair, threatened her and her family, flipped a table, threw and broke a lamp, threw her suitcase against the wall, which caused damage to the wall, pushed her onto a couch, and struck her in the head with his open hand, according to the police affidavit.

Police were called shortly before 6:30 a.m.

The previous night, Spooner had been at a wedding in Camden and was intoxicated, and was told to leave because of his behavior. Wedding guests reported, according to the affidavit, that he said "bullets were going to fly."

He was not charged then, but agreed to return to his hotel room.

When Spooner was taken to the Knox County Jail, Suboxone was found on him, according to police.

He made his initial appearance in court Oct. 8, and bail was set at $2,500 cash.

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