Police: Montville man rams truck, shoots out window
Montville — A Montville man is facing several charges after ramming a man's truck and using a shotgun to shoot out a window in the vehicle.
Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said police received a call at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, reporting shots were fired at a Choate Road residence in Montville. Trafton said the initial reports were confusing because officers were unsure if someone had been shot.
However, as officers were en route to the residence, a second call was made to police stating shots were fired, but no one was injured.
Trafton said Maurice Hills, 51, of Montville, had gotten out of work and became jealous when he learned his wife was at a male friend's home. Hills went to the residence where he proceeded to ram the friend's Toyota pickup truck with his own vehicle.
Hills then got out of his vehicle and shot out a window of the Toyota pickup with a shotgun, Trafton said. After shooting out the window, Trafton said Hills then fired a second shot.
Trafton said in addition to the damage done to the Toyota pickup and Hills' own vehicle, when Hills rammed the Toyota he pushed it into the home, damaging the residence.
Hills' wife eventually calmed him down before he returned to his own residence, Trafton said. When deputies arrived at his home, Hills cooperated with police and was taken into custody without further incident, Trafton said.
Police charged Hills with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, two counts of terrorizing for threatening to kill his wife and the friend, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and aggravated criminal mischief.
Hills was taken to the Waldo County Jail to be booked, Trafton said.
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