Release issued by: Chief Tony L. Milligan


RUMFORD - On early Monday morning, Rumford Police received a call from a citizen reporting that they received a cryptic text message from a woman indicating that she was in trouble and being held against her will by a man in an apartment at 95 Maine Avenue in Rumford. Officers responded and and found ISAAC THERRIEN, 21 at the apartment, along with his girlfriend, a 49 year old woman. The investigation indicated that THERRIEN had taken the victim's phone away from her and held her against her will for two days in the apartment while repeatedly assaulting her. On Monday morning, the victim was able to use a phone to get a text message out for help. When police attempted to arrest THERRIEN, he tried to escape from custody and when that was unsuccessful, he turned his aggression towards the arresting officers causing one officer to sustain a broken nose and black eye and another officer to sustain rib injuries before they subdued THERRIEN. THERRIEN is a competitive, mixed-martial arts fighter. THERRIEN was charged with Aggravated Domestic Violence Assault, Criminal Restraint, Refusing To Submit To Arrest, Assault on a Police Officer, Attempted Escape and Violation of Conditions of Release. He was transported to the Oxford County Jail where he was held without bail pending a Court hearing.

Approximately two weeks earlier, police arrested THERRIEN at 325 Cumberland Street in Rumford for very similar circumstances involving the same victim. In that case, THERRIEN again tried to fight with the police, but he was subdued very quickly before causing any injuries to officers. THERRIEN was charged with Domestic Violence Assault, Criminal Restraint, Refusing To Submit To Arrest and Violation of Conditions of Release. THERRIEN was on bail at the time for for an unrelated case for previously violating a protection order involving a different victim. THERRIEN was initially held without bail but later released by the Court on October 2nd on $500 cash bail pending a trial with conditions that he stay away from the victim and refrain from committing further crimes.

With the recent arrest earlier this week demonstrating continuing acts of violence and refusal to comply with bail conditions, the Court ordered THERRIEN's bail revoked and he remains in jail pending his trial at a date to be determined. Rumford Police has been working closely with the victim in this case providing assistance and resources to cope with the trauma.