A Brewer man is facing charges after allegedly attacking a clerk at the local Circle K.

What Happened?

Brewer Police were called to the Circle K convenience store and gas station on North Main Street just after 10:00 Monday night for a report of an assault. Officers responded and learned that a man had entered the store with another person and tried to buy something. Witnesses said the man became frustrated when his card wouldn't work so he went behind the counter and allegedly assaulted the clerk, causing non-life-threatening injuries. The clerk's identity has not been released.

How Did Police Find the Suspect?

An investigation determined that the suspect was at a residence on Holyoke Street, which is a short walk from the store. Officers also learned the man's identity as Joel Williams, 24, of Brewer. Sergeant Amy Nickerson, Corporal Levi Sewall, and Officer Chris Woodman went to the address and took Williams into custody.

Does the Man Have a History of Criminal Activity?

Williams is well-known to local law enforcement. After running his identification, police learned that he was currently free on 24 active sets of bail for other crimes, at least one of which was a felony. He was arrested for assault, violation of release conditions, and an active arrest warrant. Williams was transported to the Penobscot County Jail without incident.

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