Family feud ends with alleged gun threats, arrest
Searsmont — A Searsmont man was arrested on several charges after what police say was an argument involving relatives that went awry Sunday night, Sept. 16.
Mark Chadwick, 43, of Searsmont, was charged with domestic violence terrorizing, domestic violence threatening with a dangerous weapon and obstructing the report of a crime following an incident that allegedly occurred at a residence in Searsmont at around 6 p.m.
"The call came in as a 911 disconnect," said Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton.
Trafton said, upon further investigation, police learned that Chadwick had been arguing with a female relative. When a second female relative attempted to call 911, Chadwick allegedly ripped the phone cord out of the wall.
Trafton said Chadwick allegedly made threats that involved the use of a firearm and took three items with him when he left the residence — "a backpack, a handgun and his alcohol."
Chadwick was gone before the officers arrived, Trafton said, but police caught up with him a short time later.
As of Monday afternoon, Sept. 24, Trafton said Chadwick was still in custody.
Chadwick is scheduled to appear at Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast Thursday, Oct. 25.