January 28, 2021

Deer Isle man charged with assault of woman

WALDOBORO – An early morning assault Wednesday brought police to a home at Orff’s Corner, where they arrested a Deer Isle man, accusing him of assaulting a female and firing a shotgun through a window from inside a house.

It took a short time to coax Christopher Benner, 29, outside his father’s house, Police Chief Leroy Jones said, but he eventually came out. No one was injured by the gun firing, Jones said. The female, who was assaulted, did not require medical treatment.

Benner was charged with assault and reckless conduct with a firearm. He was taken to Lincoln County Jail. He was still being held late Wednesday, according to a jail corporal.

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