Old Town Man Accused of Strangling Girlfriend Formally Charged 

An Old Town man accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend has been indicted by the Penobscot Grand Jury.

Patrick Mitchell, 24, is charged with aggravated assault, violating conditions of release, and obstructing the report of a crime or injury.

Police say he choked and beat his girlfriend in January.

We’re told Mitchell was out on bail for another case involving his girlfriend back in December.

The Grand Jury also formally charged him with two counts of domestic violence assault and assault from that earlier incident.

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