Man arrested following screwdriver stabbing
CARTHAGE - A 40-year-old man is charged with felony assault after police say he stabbed another man with a screwdriver on Sunday.
Peter Gallant of Dixfield, was arrested by Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy Nate Reid and charged with aggravated assault following an alleged altercation over an unpaid bill.
According to Reid's report, Gallant said he had completed electrical work at a residence on Westside Road in Carthage and dropped by on Sunday to collect the money he felt he was owed.
The resident reportedly refused to pay up and Gallant left and then returned with a screwdriver with the intent, he told police, to unhook the resident's electrical service, according to Reid's incident report.
A physical altercation then ensued and in the struggle, the resident was stabbed in the arm with the screwdriver, Reid said. The man required medical attention at a hospital and Gallant was arrested and taken to the Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington.
Bail was set at $300 and Gallant was released on Monday. A court date of May 15 has been scheduled.