Trial of Lebanon man accused in assault of Dover bar bouncer ends in hung jury

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Daniel Dorr and the location of the alleged assault. (Mugshot, Dover Police; 603 (Courtesy)

DOVER - A Maine man's trial in the 2017 assault of a bouncer at a Dover bar ended with a hung jury on Monday.

Daniel Dorr, 46, with a last known address of Upper Guinea Road, Lebanon, will now have to wait while the County Attorneys Office decides whether to pursue another trial, bring forward a different charge or just drop the case.

Prosecutor Chelsea Elizabeth Lane said she was unable to discuss what issues the jury may have encountered in trying to come to a unanimous verdict, but said the County Attorneys Office would be deciding what would be their next step in the coming weeks.

She added they may have an opportunity to talk to jurors at some point, but that would be some time away. A status conference on the case is set for June.

Dorr stands accused of second degree assault on the bouncer who had told him to leave the 603 Bar and Lounge the night of Oct. 21, 2017.

Once outside the Central Avenue drinking establishment, Dorr is alleged to have struck the bouncer in the face, causing multiple bone fractures.

The defense claimed Dorr was acting in self-defense during the scuffle.

Dorr was indicted on a charge of second degree assault, a Class B felony, in December 2017.

The trial took 15 months to schedule as lawyers hashed out issues including possible witness incrimination and arguments over whether certain evidence should be allowed at trial.

Dorr remains free on personal recognizance bail while the case awaits resolution.

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