Following family feud, Belmont man allegedly punches out trailer window

By Tanya Mitchell | May 21, 2014
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Belmont — Police charged a local man with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after he reportedly grew upset with family members and punched a hole through a trailer door window Sunday night, May 18.

The charges against Samuel Paul Cook, 30, of Belmont, are the result of a family dispute that Lt. Jason Trundy with the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said started when Cook became upset with his brother after the two had been wrestling at the Lincolnville Road home of their mother. Both men had been drinking, Trundy said.

Trundy said Cook grew more agitated as the evening went on, and eventually, Cook's brother would not allow Cook back inside their mother's residence.

"He was giving the mom a hard time," said Trundy.

Cook then allegedly punched a hole through the window in the door of his mother's home and cut his arm.

Trundy said Cook left the scene briefly, but returned a short time later and "caused a scene."

Cook's brother drove Cook to the hospital to get his arm checked out, and a deputy met them there and summoned Cook on the charges.

Cook is scheduled to appear at 5th District Court in Belfast Tuesday, July 8.

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