A Stockton Springs man whom police described as “severely intoxicated” was transported to the hospital and then to the Waldo County Jail following his arrest Saturday night, Sept. 25.

Belfast police arrested Tyler J. Damon, 19, on charges of violating conditions of release, terrorizing, criminal mischief and illegal possession of liquor by a minor. Officers made the arrest after receiving a complaint from a Belfast woman who stated that Damon was lying in the road at 6:48 p.m. Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton said the complainant identified Damon by name, and told police he appeared to be intoxicated.

Trafton said the complainant approached Damon in an attempt to get him out of the road, and out of harm’s way.

“She was afraid he was going to get hurt,” said Trafton.

Trafton said a short time prior to receiving the complaint from the woman on Wards Way, another person had contacted police and reported that a man fitting Damon’s description had thrown gravel at his vehicle as he was driving by.

When police found Damon on Wards Way, Trafton said he was in the midst of a confrontation with the female complainant because he was apparently upset about her attempts to assist him.

Once at the scene, officers learned that Damon was out on bail and was barred from using or possessing alcohol or drugs. Trafton said Damon bolted into the nearby woods, prompting the officers at the scene to call on Trooper Corey Smith and his K-9.

Trafton said it didn’t take long for the dog to track Damon.

“They found him passed out in the woods,” said Trafton.

Trafton said Damon was initially transported to Waldo County General Hospital because jail personnel did not want to take custody of him due to his intoxicated state. Damon was transported to Waldo County Jail a few hours later, Trafton said.