Greenwood man charged in assault

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PARIS — Police said a Greenwood man faces multiple felony assault charges for a violent attack on his girlfriend early Monday morning. 

Keith M. Behan, 37, made an initial appearance before a judge in Oxford County Superior Court on Monday afternoon. He is charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence, obstructing report of a crime and criminal mischief. 

According to an affidavit by Oxford County Deputy Stephen Witham, Behan came home heavily intoxicated and a verbal argument with his girlfriend escalated into a physical assault.

According to a witness statement, Behan struck and choked her, and pushed her down a flight of stairs. She was able to flee to a neighbor’s house.

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She suffered bruising to her head, feet and arms. 

Witham said the woman told him Began threw a pumpkin on a vehicle windshield, cracking it, and prevented her from calling for help on a cellphone. 

Behan is being held on $3,000 cash bail. A court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2015.

ccrosby@sunjournal.com

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