Robert Henderson

PARIS — Bail was set Wednesday at $3,500 cash for a West Paris man charged with assaulting a woman and attempting to prevent her from calling the police.

Robert Henderson, 49, was arrested Oct. 3 and charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence assault, both felony crimes.

He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of obstructing the report of a crime.

The aggravated assault charge is punishable by up to 10 years in prison; the domestic violence assault charge carries a sentence of up to five years; and the misdemeanor up to one year.

According to an affidavit written by Cpl. Andrew Whitney of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, he received a phone call from a woman the evening of Oct. 1 who said Henderson had assaulted her and choked her.

The victim told Whitney that she and Henderson had gotten into a verbal argument and that he had grabbed her by the throat and slammed her up against a wall, calling her names and pushing her into furniture.

Whitney wrote that upon investigating the home, he found a table knocked over.

The victim told Whitney that Henderson had warned her not to call police before leaving the scene.

Whitney wrote in his complaint that Henderson had been convicted of domestic violence assault on May 5, 2017, which elevated the most recent domestic violence charge to a felony.

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