Leein Hinkley of Sabattus charged with attempted murder

7:25 PM, Feb 28, 2011   |    comments
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LISBON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police in Lisbon say they have arrested a man from Sabattus and charged him with attempted murder after two people were stabbed late Sunday afternoon.

Investigators say a person who lives on King Road called 911 and said a stabbing had occurred and the suspect had taken off. When a detective arrived at the scene, he found two victims, one male and the other female.

Police determined that the woman was driving with the suspect when they began to argue and she pulled into a driveway on King Road. Shortly after, police say, the suspect began to stab her.

A man inside the home on King Road saw what was happening and went out to the car to try and get the woman out the vehicle. The man was stabbed as well.

That's when, police say, Leein Hinkley, 30, of Sabattus, took off in the car with a 13-month-old baby inside.

Lisbon Police, Androscoggin County Sheriff's Deputies, State Police and game wardens began searching for Hinkley. Investigators say they contacted Hinkley's family who told them that Hinkley had come to the home in Sabattus, dropped off the baby, took a shotgun and ammunition and fled into the woods.

A short time later, police say, family members were able to subdue Hinkley and turned him in.

Hinkley is charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. Officials say he has a criminal record that goes back ten years and includes two convictions for assault as well as a conviction for violating a protection order and burglary.

Police are not identifying the victims in this case, but in court the woman was identified as Jennifer Alexander, and the man was identified as John Clark. The male was treated for one stab wound and release. The female remains hospitalized with five stab wounds.

Hinkley is being held on $100,000 bail after his initial appearance in court.  He also cannot have weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs, and he must stay away from both Alexander and Clark.


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