A Lincoln man is a suspect in two assaults in Bangor, including a brutal attack on a homeless man.

Bangor Police were called to the intersection of Cedar and Main Streets at approximately 8:30 Wednesday night for a report of an assault. They spoke with a woman who said a man had knocked her down after asking her for a cigarette. Officers approached Riley Boyington, 23 of Lincoln, and learned that he was out on bail after a previous arrest. He was taken into custody, charged with assault and violating his bail, and transported to the Penobscot County Jail. At approximately 1:00 Thursday morning, Boyington was released from jail on personal recognizance bail, for the two charges.

At approximately 4:30 Thursday morning, police responded to a report of a man being assaulted on the Bangor Waterfront, near the Harbor Masters building. Responding officers found a man that had been repeatedly struck in the head with a rock, and had been choked unconscious by another person. The victim told authorities that he was homeless and had been sleeping near the building, when he awoke to find an unknown man beating him in the head with a large rock.

A witness to the assault identified the suspect to police. As a result, Riley Boyington was once again arrested, this time charged with elevated aggravated assault and another charge of violating his bail. He was returned to the Penobscot County Jail, where he is currently being held without bail.

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