Aggravated Assault Arrest

8/30/2012 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2012
Aggravated Assault Arrest
At approximately 0630 hours, August 30, 2012, Eric M. Gwaro DOB: 08-16-84, of Scarborough was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault.

At approximately 0300 hours on August 30, 2012, Portland Police officers responded to a report of a man assaulting a woman on Montgomery Street.

Officers arrived to find a 25 year-old Portland woman lying in the street unconscious with extensive facial injuries. Witnesses at the scene pointed out Gwaro who was hiding in a hedge near the victim. Gwaro attempted to run from officers but was taken into custody in Peppermint Park, 146 Cumberland Avenue.

The victim was transported to Maine Medical Center where she was admitted for fractures to her face and skull. Due to the seriousness of the victims’ injuries, investigators have been unable to interview her. What relationship exists between Gwaro and the victim has yet to be determined.

Gwaro was interviewed and transported to the Cumberland County Jail. Bail has been set at $10,000 dollars cash. Aggravated Assault is a Class B crime.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Portland Police Department at 874-8533.