Hampden man accused of stalking Searsmont woman
Searsmont — A Hampden man is facing two charges after police say he showed up at the home of a former girlfriend Sunday night, Sept. 8, after the woman had repeatedly asked him to leave her alone.
Police arrested 53-year-old Philip W. Parsons of Hampden on charges of criminal trespass and domestic violence stalking after a series of alleged incidents that occurred just after 10 p.m.
Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said the woman resides in Searsmont, and Parsons went to her home for an unknown purpose.
"He admitted he shouldn't have been there, but he didn't really say why he was there," Trafton said.
A relative of the woman took notice of Parson's arrival and called police, Trafton said.
Trafton said this is the first time the sheriff's office had been involved in the dispute between Parsons and the woman, as the woman had tried to handle the situation with Parsons on her own in the months since the break-up.
"This is a case where he and an ex [girlfriend] had broken up in the spring and he just won't leave her alone," Trafton said.
Parsons is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast Tuesday, Oct. 8.