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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor Police arrested a man in connection to a stabbing in Bangor that happened around 10:05 p.m. Thursday night. 

Witnesses told police that Terence Lawhorn, 40, and Janae Tapley, 23, were fighting before the stabbing and Lawhorn hit Tapley. Lawhorn allegedly slashed the tires on Tapley's vehicle to prevent her from leaving, and then Tapley used a razor scooter to break the windows out of the truck. Witnesses said Tapley ran into the house to get away from Lawhorn, and then Lawhorn tackled Tapley and then they heard Tapley yell, "he just stabbed me," according to documents. 

Police responded to the report of a physical fight at 18 Acadia Pl. Thursday. When an officer arrived, witnesses told police Lawhorn had a knife and had fled the building. The officer then saw Tapley, screaming and yelling she had been stabbed, said police. 

More police arrived and started giving medical attention to Tapley. Other officers then began searching for the suspect. They found Lawhorn and he was "extremely intoxicated," said police. Officers allegedly found marijuana on him, but no knife. However, officers said they saw blood on his shirt and arms. Lawhorn told the officers, "I didn't hurt her, she's my girl I love her," according to documents. 

Tapley was taken to a local hospital where she is currently being treated for her injuries. 

Police charged Lawhorn with aggravated assault and violation of bail.   According to officials, Lawhorn has a history of charges against him including criminal mischief and assorted traffic violations. They said he was out on bail waiting to be sentenced in September on a operating after revocation charge. 


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