Arrest made in Woolwich man’s stabbing

Posted:  Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 7:00am

At about 4:16 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Detective Adam Temple arrested Damon Peacock, 19, whose last known address is on Nelson Road in Chelsea, on multiple warrants stemming from a reported Dec. 26 stabbing in West Bath, a sheriff’s office press release states.

A prior press release identified the alleged stabbing victim as Clancy Morton, 32, of Woolwich. Friday’s release states on Dec. 26, a resident of Green Acres Estates on New Meadows Road in West Bath called police the night after a visiting friend answered a knock at the apartment door and two people, one allegedly Peacock, “barged in. A fight ensued within the apartment ... (An) adult male, who had also been visiting ... sustained a significant cut to his throat” and later underwent surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland for his wounds, the release continues.

“The two suspects ran from the apartment, fleeing the scene,” it states, adding, the apartment’s resident, who is familiar with Peacock, was not hurt. “At this point in time, it appears the incident involves a dispute among acquaintances, friends, and family members. The case is still under investigation ...”

Peacock was taken Friday to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset and was awaiting arraignment on charges of Class A aggravated assault, Class B burglary, Class C aggravated criminal trespass, and Class E violations of conditions of release; he was also being held on a probation hold, the release states. Arraignment was expected early the week of Jan. 8, likely in West Bath District Court, according to the release.