Dennis man accused of attacking three women--trying to strangle one of them

Suspect broke into Lawrence Road home Friday afternoon
Arthur Gorman faces multiple assault charges. Dennis Police Dept. booking photo.

DENNISPORT - Around 1:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, Dennis police dispatchers received a 911 call from a home on Lawrence Road.  The caller told the dispatcher that a man reportedly broke into the home and assaulted three female residents. 

According to a Dennis police release, upon arrival three women (ages 37, 41 and 43) told officers that Arthur Gorman, 38, of 10 Cob Way in West Dennis, had kicked in a side door and reportedly assaulted all three of them before attempting to strangle one of the women.

Gorman had fled the home before officers arrived. Officers began searching the area surrounding the home and located Gorman on a nearby street. He was placed under arrest without incident, police said.

Gorman is known to the women, according to police, but police did not indicate the nature of the relationship.

All three women were injured during the reported attack, but refused medical treatment, according to police.

Gorman was transported to the Dennis Police Station where he was charged with assault with intent to murder, three counts of assault and battery, breaking and entering a residence and placing the occupants in fear, possession of a Class B substance, possession of a Class E substance and malicious destruction of property. 

The suspect was held at the Dennis Police Station on $5,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned in Orleans District Court.


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