AUBURN — A 19-year-old Lewiston man was charged Tuesday with elevated aggravated assault in the July 4 stabbing of an 18-year-old man.

Kamari Solomon of 308 Bates St. was indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury on the Class A felony charge. If convicted, Solomon could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison. He also was charged with the lesser offense of aggravated assault, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

At noon on July 4, police went to the area of 129 Pierce St. where they found Mouamed Mouamed of Lewiston, who had been stabbed multiple times in his lower abdomen and arms. He was eventually released from Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after surgery.

Police identified Solomon as the suspect. They recovered a knife in bushes near 146 Pierce St., according to a police report.

A surveillance video showed the sequence of events leading up to the stabbing, police said. Solomon’s mother, Tanisha, told police her son stabbed Mouamed and that she had tried to stop him, according to the police report.

Mouamed told police he and Solomon had a “beef” from when they had been at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, a detention facility for juveniles. He said Solomon had started a fight with him and that he was stabbed as he was walking up Pierce Street afterward.

Tanisha Solomon later filed a lawsuit against Lewiston police, claiming she was roughed up and dragged out of her apartment.

Solomon, who is being held at Androscoggin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash, is expected to appear for arraignment Friday in 8th District Court in Lewiston.

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