AUBURN – State authorities are seeking injunctions against a Lewiston couple who allegedly attacked a Somali man last month.

Adbullahi Muhumed of Lewiston was walking down Lisbon Street from his apartment to a parking garage on March 1 when Chad Hanes Fogg, 27, started shouting at Muhumed, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Harnett wrote in court documents.

Harnett filed for a preliminary injunction in Androscoggin County Superior Court last month.

Fogg reportedly yelled: “Hey n—-r, what are you doing here? Get the —- out of here. Go back to your country,” Harnett wrote.

Muhumed continued walking. Fogg approached Muhumed from behind and pushed him, Harnett wrote. Fogg pulled Muhumed down and punched him, while co-defendant Allyson Porter, 18, called Muhumed an “idiot” and told him to “go back to Somalia,” Harnett wrote in his motion.

Muhumed reached for his cell phone to call Lewiston Police Department, but Porter grabbed it from his hand and threw it to the ground hard enough to break it, Harnett wrote. Meanwhile, Fogg continued to yell and insult Muhamed with racial epithets until police arrived.

“The defendants’ conduct has placed the victim in fear for his personal safety,” Harnett wrote.

Because Fogg declined to answer Harnett’s request for an injunction within three weeks of being served, Harnett is seeking a default judgment against Fogg, as well as a permanent injunction.

Porter has until April 28 to respond to the state’s motion. Harnett is seeking a preliminary injunction against her pending a hearing on a permanent injunction.

The injunction would prohibit Fogg and Porter from:

• Threatening or using physical force or violence against Muhumed;

• Threatening or using physical force or violence against any person by reason of that person’s race, color, religion or national origin;

• Causing damage to, destruction of or trespass upon the residence of Muhumed; and

• Causing damage to, destruction of or trespass upon the residence of any person motivated by reason of that person’s race, color, religion or national origin.

If a judge were to grant an injunction against the couple, each could be charged with a Class D crime if he or she were to violate the terms of the injunction and, if convicted, would face up to 364 days in jail.

Fogg pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and disorderly conduct Wednesday morning in 8th District Court in Lewiston in connection to the incident. Porter was a juvenile at the time, and any charges that may have been filed are confidential.

A hearing on those charges is scheduled for July.


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