January 19, 2013

Lewiston man charged with stabbing drug informant

The Associated Press

LEWISTON — A judge has set bail at $60,000 for a Lewiston man who's charged with stabbing and punching a woman because he found out she was a drug informant.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston said the bail set Friday for 36-year-old Mark Brown was $10,000 more than the amount sought by prosecutors. Judge John Beliveau said Brown, if released on bail, could pose a danger to the community and might leave the state.

Brown's charged with twice stabbing a 22-year-old Lewiston woman on Monday after learning she was an informant for an agent at the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Police records also say he punched her in the face.

Brown faces charges of criminal threatening, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, tampering with a witness or informant and aggravated assault.

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