WATERVILLE, Maine — A local woman has been arrested in connection with stabbing that sent one man to the hospital Tuesday evening, police said.
Ashley Boivin, 32, a neighbor of the victim, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 without incident, according to Waterville Deputy Chief William Bonney.
Bonney said the incident occurred on Moor Street around 6 p.m.
The victim, a 21-year-old man, had been stabbed in the stomach but was conscious and alert when police arrived, according to Bonney. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
After investigation, police determined the suspect was Boivin, Bonney said
A verbal altercation in the street between numerous parties led to the incident, and Boivin allegedly became involved, then the situation escalated into a physical confrontation.
Bonney said Boivin fled the scene after the stabbing but was taken into custody without incident Wednesday. She is facing a Class A felony charge of elevated aggravated assault.
The victim is in stable condition at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta.
Boivin was taken to the Kennebec County Jail, where bail was set at $5,000, along with conditions not to possess alcohol or drugs or to have contact with the victim.
Later Tuesday, Waterville police were investigating a separate attack that occurred at the same scene on Moor Street, in which a 19-year-old woman was assaulted by three people allegedly involved in the original verbal confrontation.
Bonney said the 19-year-old was assaulted because it was believed she assisted police in the investigation of the earlier stabbing. The victim was not seriously injured.
As a result of the second incident, Colby Dyer, 26, of Waterville was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault because of his relationship with the victim. JennyLee McLean-Miller, 31, and Priscilla Pagliaroli, 20, both of Waterville, were summoned for assault, Bonney said.