Victim suffers stab wound during dispute

By Ben Holbrook | Jul 31, 2017
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Swanville — A Swanville man remains in jail after he allegedly stabbed his neighbor during an argument.

Jeffrey Stump, 37, was arrested July 26 and charged with aggravated assault, Class B, and aggravated reckless conduct, Class B.

The charges are related to an incident that was reported to police at 10:40 p.m. regarding an argument between two neighbors on Oak Hill Road. When deputies arrived, they interviewed a 60-year-old man who had suffered a cut to his thigh, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The victim and another eyewitness said Stump went to the victim’s home and asked for a ride to Searsport. When the two began arguing, Stump allegedly produced a knife and threatened to kill the victim. At some point during the altercation, Stump advanced toward the victim and stabbed him in the leg.

Stump was arrested after he was found at a different residence in Swanville, police said, and taken to Waldo County Correctional Center. The victim was taken to Waldo County General Hospital for treatment.

Police said Stump is being held on $2,500 cash bail.

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