Couple charged in Lincoln stabbing

5:53 PM, Jul 26, 2012   |    comments
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LINCOLN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two people have been arrested after multiple stabbings in Lincoln late Wednesday night.

Police arrested Andrea Carlow, 21, and her boyfriend, Walter Cote III, 43, both of Lincoln. Both are being held at the Penobscot County Jail on aggravated assault charges.

According to Lincoln Police Chief William Lawrence, two people were hospitalized after a stabbing around 10:48 p.m. at 219 Enfield Road in Lincoln.

"It was very chaotic, obviously most scene are like this, and there were multiple stabbings," said Chief Lawrence. "[The victims] were bleeding profusely."

Police have not released the names of the victims, but said both are expected to recover from their stab wounds.

One of the victims had to have surgery Thursday, and is expected to be released from Penobscot Valley Hospital Thursday evening.

Police believe the stabbing is a result of a family dispute, but did not say if the victims are related to the suspects.

According to Carlow's cousin, who lives at the scene of the stabbing and did not want to be identified, Carlow and Cote stabbed her friends who were visiting from Massachusetts.

She said the victims and suspects were not relatives.

She added that she got into an argument with Carlow in the hours before the stabbings.

"There's been ongoing disputes in the last two days," said Chief Lawrence. "It's not an isolated incident so there appeared to be issues between the two families."

He said police are still searching for the weapons used in the stabbings, and he believes two knives were discarded along Enfield Road.

Police located and arrested the suspects as they were walking down Enfield Road shortly after the stabbing.

Carlow and Cote are scheduled to make initial court apperances in Superior Court on Friday, July 27.


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