West Paris man accused of attacking mother, grandfather with hatchet

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PARIS — A West Paris man was arrested Saturday on charges he attacked his mother and grandfather with a hatchet.

Kelsey Paul, 24, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, each punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

According to an arrest affidavit written by Oxford County Deputy Joseph Correia, he received a phone call from a woman at 6 Kittredge Brook Road in West Paris stating that Paul had attacked his grandfather with an ax.

Correia wrote that he met Paul’s mother, who had also been attacked, at the end of the driveway and learned that Paul had locked himself in his bedroom.

With the assistance of Oxford County Sgt. Chris Davis and Maine State Troopers Daniel Hanson and Jason Wing, Correia approached Paul’s bedroom and arrested him.

After Paul was arrested, Correia said Paul admitted to attacking his mother and grandfather, but said it was in self-defense after his mother “slammed him into a nearby shelf.”

While Paul said he had used the dull edge of the hatchet to defend himself, Correia wrote, “His statement was not consistent with the injuries (his grandfather) had sustained.”

“(Paul’s grandfather) had open cuts on his head and face that were actively bleeding, and also had a slice running down his right index finger and another cut on his thumb,” Correia wrote.

Paul was released from the Oxford County Jail and is scheduled to return to Oxford County Criminal Court on Oct. 24.

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