PARIS — Bail was set Monday for a Farmington man accused of assaulting his former girlfriend and burning some of her clothes in the driveway of a home on Webber Brook Road in Oxford over the weekend, according to officials.

Leslie Raymond Everett Jr., 39, was arrested Saturday on a felony charge of eluding an officer and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence assault, obstructing the report of a crime, criminal mischief, endangering the welfare of a child, driving to endanger and refusal to submit to arrest or detention.

Attorney Kelly McMorran told Judge Charles Dow in 11th District Court that Everett had been a resident of Maine his entire life and would not be a flight risk if he were released on bail.

Dow set bail at $250 cash or supervised release, and prohibited Everett from having contact with his ex-girlfriend.

Oxford Sgt. Alan Coffin wrote in an affidavit that at 4 p.m. Saturday he and Oxford police officer Daniel Hastings responded to a house on Webber Brook Road for a report of a domestic incident.

“We were told that (Everett) was in the driveway, burning the (woman’s) clothes,” Coffin wrote.

Everett left the scene just as Coffin and Hastings arrived. According to the woman, Everett had two children in the vehicle with him.

The woman told police that she had been attempting to pack clothing and leave the residence for a few days because she and Everett had “not been getting along.”

“Mr. Everett apparently saw her packing and it upset him,” Coffin wrote. “Mr. Everett grabbed a handful of her clothes, threw them in a barrel outside and dumped gas on them. He then lit the clothes on fire.”

According to the affidavit, when she went indoors to get her purse, Everett hit her in the face.

Oxford Fire and Rescue put out the fire in the driveway while Coffin and Hastings pursued Everett. Hastings followed Everett onto Eddie Kahkonen Road in Norway and stopped him on Pikes Hill Road in Norway, with the assistance of Coffin and Norway police officer Rob Federico II.

After Hastings removed Everett from his vehicle, Everett began to struggle and was struck with a Taser, according to the affidavit.

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Leslie Raymond Everett Jr.


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