Lyman Man Allegedly Attacks Same Victim for 2nd Time
A Lyman man, who was out on bail for an alleged attack, is now facing charges for allegedly assaulting the same victim for a second time.
State Police were called to a Lyman home just before 11:00 on the morning of May 2nd, in response to a 911 hang up call. When Troopers arrived at the home, they found a man with multiple lacerations to his head. Upon further investigation, it was determined that 21-year-old Joshua Ellis of Lyman had forced his way into the house and allegedly assaulted the man before taking off in a vehicle. Ellis was out on bail, at the time, from an incident on March 25th when he allegedly assaulted the same victim, and also allegedly tried to burn the person's house down. In addition, Ellis had an active warrant for his arrest for violating his bail conditions.
Police were able to track the suspect down at a Kennebunk home, where he had barricaded himself in the bathroom with a knife. While law enforcement officials tried to get him to come out of the residence, Ellis jumped out of a bathroom window and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. State Police were aided in this investigation by police officers from Kennebunk and Biddeford.
Ellis is charged with aggravated assault, burglary, violating conditions of release, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, in addition to his warrant for violating bail conditions. He is currently being held without bail at the York County Jail.