Lewiston man critical after Sunday stabbing on Howe Street

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Herb Leighton of the Maine State Police photographs the scene of a stabbing on Howe Street in Lewiston on Sunday.

LEWISTON — Police said Monday that a brawl involving more than a dozen people early Sunday morning that sent three men to the hospital with stab wounds was sparked by a fight weeks earlier.

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Detective Terry James of the Maine State Police marks the coordinates of the blood stains at the scene of a stabbing on Howe Street in Lewiston on Sunday.

One of the men stabbed remained hospitalized Monday, while the other two were treated and released from Central Maine Medical Center.

Randy Doggett, 21 of Lewiston, who was stabbed in the throat, was listed Monday in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. Dominic Currie, 22, also of Lewiston was stabbed in the abdomen and back. He and Jamahl Howell, 24, of Livermore Falls, who was stabbed in the forearm, were released.

Police Lt. Michael McGonagle said police had identified one suspect, but had made no arrests as of Monday afternoon. Other suspects could be identified, he said.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident, which McGonagle said appeared to have been a continuation of a feud between two of the men weeks earlier.

"It's just a big mess," he said.

Police said the melee took place at about 2 a.m. Sunday at an apartment building at 127 Howe St. Several people initially called 911 to report a fight involving between 15 and 20 people in the area around 119 Howe St.

Police said one man arrested at the scene on an outstanding warrant for an unrelated charge is considered a person of interest by police. Tyrone Q. Howell, 29, whose last known address is listed as 67 Mallard Lane, Winthrop, was charged with a warrant for operating after suspension.

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Steve  Dosh's picture

Lewiston man critical after Sunday stabbing on Howe Street

all 12.05.23 Hump Day 09:35
Bangor yesterday , Loystone [ sic . ] today . It's contagious ?
Mayor MacDonald ? You have a problem . Enough is enough already
ref : http://www.twincitytimes.com/columns/enough-is-enough-l-a-is-not-on-par-...
h t h ? /s Steve

Douglas Mac antSaior's picture

Welcome to the Dirty Lew;

Welcome to the Dirty Lew; home of class, dignity...oh, and an All American City.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Don't pull a knife unless you

Don't pull a knife unless you know how to use it. Apparently, there's a whole bunch of people in Lewiston who know how to use them. There's at least one stabbing every week, it seems.

Pamela Belanger's picture

I think it's funny how

I think it's funny how everything that happens it's blamed on Lewiston HELLO this can happen in any city any state

Michael Hobbs's picture

Funny you mention that when 2

Funny you mention that when 2 of the 4 people aren't even from Lewiston. Next time you put that I hope to see "Welcome to Dirty Lew; home of one of the lowest crimes rates out of any city in Maine." Lewiston's crime rate for 2010 (the closest one on record) was lower then any of the cities in Maine, Waterville, Augusta, Auburn, So. Portland, Portland, Bangor, Westbrook, Biddeford etc.. Don't believe me look at the actual statistics for yourself. http://www.maine.gov/dps/cim/crime_in_maine/2010pdf/Crime%202010.pdf

Douglas Mac antSaior's picture

All American City

No, they probably came for the booming pharmaceutical industry. As for the crime rate, I don't think it holds much water when the L/A cops are far more concerned with parking or sticker violations than real crime. Well that and it's hard to get anyone to testify in the whole wife beater crowd so why try? It's a filthy place and we all know it. I work in the DL. I often ride a bike to and from and cannot stand the amount of litter, butts, condoms and yes, needles I've seen crossing the city. That and just the prevalence of filthy, shirtless knobs walking down the middle of the street, strangely attempting to make eye contact for the express purpose of starting a fight. This weird pseudo-thug personae is everywhere to be seen in this cesspool and remains unchecked, save by some other living pestilence with a knife.

Michael Hobbs's picture

So because the FACTS don't go

So because the FACTS don't go in your favor now you are going to blame the police department saying they just aren't doing their jobs. Pretty funny that you shoot down the integrity of an entire department on one incident, but yet if someone steals something from your or you are in fact being held at knife point these same men and women are going to be the ones to come to your aid. Funny part is I have NEVER received a parking ticket while in Lewiston and you ride a bike, how would you know? Ignorance like yours baffles me, don't like the area move or find a job somewhere else. Just don't go near Waterville, Portland, Biddeford and OOB all of which recently have had stabbings or shootings as well. Situations such as these don't just happen at random like you so elegantly put. Feel free to get out from under the rock that you are living under. Just Sayin'

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Maybe they didn't count

Maybe they didn't count stabbings?

Jason Theriault's picture

Better PR

The Dirty Lew needs a better PR team.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"Now", sez the parrot, "In a

"Now", sez the parrot, "In a gun totin' society where everyone was packing heat, all these stabbings wouldn't be taking place".

Michael Hobbs's picture

I don't think that it needs a

I don't think that it needs a PR team at all, people are going to think what ever they want. The only time that anybody outside of L/A reports about Lewiston, it is always negative, so people get a negative impression of the city. People that actually are from Lewiston or people that have lived in more populated areas and moved to Lewiston, know that it is not nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I am originally from Lewiston and take great pride in it. I have also lived in more populated places, lived about an hour outside of Tampa and Orlando, lived in Phoenix and currently live in the Greater Portland area, I see far more crime down here then in Lewiston. The real problem Lewiston has is that we (past and present) haven't taken nearly as much pride in our city as we should, just the image alone gives people the impression that it is crime ridden. I may be young, but am old enough to remember when downtown wasn't laced with trash and people weren't always causing trouble. That's when people if they saw trash would pick it up or if someone was causing trouble someone would immediately report it. The city didn't get this identity by itself, we let it get this way and it is up to the residents (including the Mayor and council members) of Lewiston to finally say enough is enough. It took all of us to let it get this way, it's going to take all of us to get it out of this perception.

Excuse my long rant, just something I had to get out :)

Steve  Dosh's picture

Three men stabbed in fight in Lewiston

. .Boys , Mothers' Day 14:52 hst • 
That'll make for a Happy Mothers' Day weekend , huh ? Loystone
" Mom ? Come bail me out please . "
The L \ A greater metropolitain area used to be towns of shoes and boots , now it's just boos and shoots
Sounded like a drunken brawl or melee to us . " . . ..report a fight involving between 15 and 20 people in the area around 119 Howe St. "
You are never as think as you drunk you are , guys and girls •
Cinco de Mayo was - l a s t - weekend
Good work , policemen and women . /s Dr. Dosh , Hawai'i :)

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Never bring fists to a knife

Never bring fists to a knife fight.

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