A local man was arrested Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4, after his alleged victim called police from a local emergency room to report the man had struck him in the head with a hammer.

Dustin Doliber, 23, of Stockton Springs was arrested on a probation hold following an investigation of the complaint, according to Stockton Springs Police Department Supervisor Merl Reed. Reed said Doliber, who was on probation due to a prior aggravated assault conviction out of Hancock County, was also charged with Class B aggravated assault in this case.

Reed said the alleged victim called from the Waldo County General Hospital emergency room to report that Doliber had hit him in the head with a hammer. Reed said the victim told investigating Officer Ben Seekins that he had gone to Doliber’s residence to retrieve a cable box and that the two men got into a pushing match.

“That’s when the victim said he was hit in the head with the hammer,” Reed said.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Seekins arrested Doliber and took him to the Waldo County Jail.

Reed said the injuries allegedly sustained by the victim were not considered life-threatening.