Eliot man accused of strangling Kittery woman | News

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Eliot man accused of strangling Kittery woman
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KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Kittery police have charged a man with several crimes after responding to a domestic violence assault report Friday night.

The Kittery Police Department says Byron Buzzell, 40-years-old of Eliot, has been charged with Aggravated Assault (Class B Felony), Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening, Obstructing Report of a Crime, and Domestic Violence Assault (Class D Misdemeanors) after Friday's incident.

Officials said when they arrived at the Wyman Street home, they found a 55-year-old woman who had allegedly been assaulted and strangled to the point of unconsciousness. Police said Buzzell was named as a suspect in the assault. Buzzell was not located after an initial canine search of the area.

Kittery police did find Buzzell at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Goodwin Road in Eliot.

Police say the female was transported to York Hospital where she was treated for bruises and broken ribs and released.

Buzzell was transported to York County Jail. Police from Rochester and Eliot assisted with the search.


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