LEWISTON — An Auburn police officer was being held without bail Sunday after he was arrested in Lewiston on domestic assault charges.

Officer Stephen Easley Jr. was arrested at a house on Webster Street after Lewiston police were called to the address at about 2 a.m. Sunday for a domestic disturbance, according to jail booking sheets.

Easley was arrested and booked at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn on one count each of domestic assault and aggravated domestic assault. He was being held Sunday without bail, pending a court appearance at the start of the week.

Details of what led to Easley’s arrest were not available later Sunday.

Deputy Chief Tim Cougle of the Auburn Police Department said Easley has been placed on administrative leave “pending an investigation into this incident.”

Easley, who is from Loranger, Louisiana, has been working as a police officer in Auburn for a few months.


According to an Auburn police Facebook post announcing Easley’s hiring in late summer: “Stephen Easley grew up in Lousiana. After approximately six years working in corrections, Stephen transitioned to patrol as a deputy sheriff for Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Department. He worked there for approximately six years before making the decision to pursue a career in law enforcement in Maine. Stephen lives in Lewiston with his girlfriend who is a paramedic and will be pursing career opportunities in the area. Stephen has three children.”

Easley also spent time as a K-9 officer while with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana.

It was unclear if anyone was hurt in the Sunday morning incident.

Lewiston and Auburn police said Sunday they were investigating the matter.

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