LEWISTON — A Brooklyn, N.Y., man was in custody Monday night in connection with a multiple stabbing on Walnut Street.
Lewiston Police Lt. Michael McGonagle reported that Randall Wilson, 19, was arrested Monday at 106 Walnut St. and charged with elevated aggravated assault. He remained in the Androscoggin County Jail Monday night and bail was set at $10,060 bail.
The stabbing victim, Randy Doggett, 20, was taken to Central Maine Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said. According to McGonagle, Doggett suffered multiple stab wounds to his upper body. He was listed in stable condition Monday night.
Police said Doggett was walking along Walnut Street with Wilson and another man when he was stabbed. Wilson and that man fled to a friend's apartment 106 Walnut St., where they were later taken into custody.
According to McGonagle, the stabbing appears to be the result of a verbal argument between the two. The name of the second man taken into custody was not released Monday night.
After putting the two suspects into police cruisers, officers who had been in the building emerged shortly before 11:30 a.m. with a shield and shotguns.
Police said they don't believe the stabbing was drug-related.
They took three people, two men and a woman, from the apartment building to the police station on Park Street, possibly as witnesses.
Police had closed the section of Walnut Street between Howard and Shawmut streets, where the apartment building was. Another section of Walnut Street, between Horton and Bartlett streets, several blocks away, also was closed apparently to aid police in evidence collection in the area where the victim had been stabbed.
Police could be seen collecting evidence, including clothing from the porch of 56 Walnut St. Later, the section between Howard and Shawmut was reopened.