September 19, 2013

Two arrested in South Portland after stabbing

By Edward D. Murphy
Staff Writer

SOUTH PORTLAND — Two people were arrested after an alleged stabbing on Broadway early Thursday, police said.

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Alanna Derrig and Raymond Lester

According to police, a 42-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg around 4 a.m. at 1478 Broadway. The woman was treated by paramedics at the scene and did not need to be taken to the hospital, police said.

A suspect and several other people had fled from the scene, police said, but a short time later, two were located. Alanna Derrig, 20, of Portland was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, violating conditions of release and receiving stolen property.

Police said the incident began when Derrig and the victim, who are related, argued over a phone conversation Derrig had with a third party.

They also said the receiving stolen property charge arose when police discovered that Derrig had several debit cards on her that police believe were stolen.

Raymond Lester, 27, of Portland, who was with Derrig when police located her, was arrested on two felony warrants for failing to appear in court on charges of forgery and theft by receiving.

Lester was being held at the Cumberland County Jail and by late morning had not posted bail, which was set at $1,060 cash. Derrig was being held without bail.

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