May 20, 2024

Father charged with assaulting 5-week-old

PRESQUE ISLE – A local man was arrested Tuesday after being charged with the aggravated assault of his 5-week-old daughter.

Patrick Bailey, 25, was arrested after a joint investigation by the Presque Isle Police Department and state police Detective Adam Stoutamyer, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Presque Isle police.

In addition, the state Department of Health and Human Services has been notified and is conducting an investigation of its own, police said.

Bailey is scheduled to make an initial appearance today in Caribou District Court.

According to police, the assault occurred on Dec. 3 at the family’s home at 68 Chapman Road in Presque Isle.

Bailey’s daughter remains in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with what police described as serious internal injuries.

No further information about the infant’s medical condition was available Tuesday night.

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