Portland Police Arrest Homeless Man for Aggravated Assault in Monument Square


By Carol McCracken  (Post # 1,610)

Portland Police have arrested a homeless man for aggravated assault after he attacked a pedestrian who refused to give him money yesterday, according to a press release issued by the Portland Police Department this afternoon.

Fifty-nine year old Milo Lewis of the United Kingdom was walking on Congress Street near High Street around 12:30 pm yesterday when he refused to give 45-year-old Richard Sneddon money.  Sneddon responded by pushing and kicking Mr. Lewis as he tried to walk away.  Mr. Lewis was transported by ambulance to Maine Medical Center complaining of leg pain.  He later required emergency surgery to treat his injury.  The victim is expected to be hospitalized for several days and will now face a long period of recuperation.

The perpetrator in this attack, 45-year-old Richard Sneddon, was located at about 6:30 pm in Monument Square and arrested.  Sneddon is charged with Aggravated Assault and is being held at the Cumberland County Jail.  Bail has been set at $1000.00 and an initial court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, tomorrow.