A Maine man is charged with felony assault for allegedly beating a man in Carmel with a handgun.

Who Is the Suspect?

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office says Zachary Boggs, 24, who's listed as a transient has been taken into custody.

Officials have been looking for Boggs since a violent attack that happened during the early hours of Monday, September 11th. Deputies were called to a home on the Irish Road in Carmel at approximately 1 a.m. for a report of an assault with a firearm. When they arrived, they found a victim with significant injuries to his face and head, after allegedly being struck multiple times with a handgun. According to the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office the gun was used to "pistol whip" the subject.

The victim sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Officials have not released his name.

What Charges Does He Face?

Deputies searched areas in Carmel, Exeter, and Bangor before they found Boggs. He was taken into custody and charged with:

  • Elevated aggravated assault
  • 6 counts of violation of conditional release

At the time of his arrest, Boggs had been released on 6 separate sets of active bail conditions. He was transported to the Penobscot County Jail.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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