A local man was arrested on several charges Tuesday, Nov. 8 after he allegedly pointed a handgun at a Belfast woman and told her, “I should kill you.”

Jacob Denham, 21, of Searsport was arrested on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, two counts of threatening display of or carrying a concealed weapon and domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon following an alleged incident that occurred Saturday, Nov. 5

Belfast Interim Police Chief Walter Corey said Denham had gone to the woman’s home in Belfast Saturday because he said he wanted to visit his child. The woman, Corey said, told police she believed Denham’s purpose for going to the residence was not to see the child, but to talk with her.

“He made statements about wanting to hurt himself,” said Corey.

Corey said the woman asked Denham if he had any plans of doing so, and Denham said he did not. Denham then allegedly told the woman, “I should kill you.”

At that time, Corey said, Denham allegedly produced a small caliber handgun from a holster on his ankle.

“He pointed [the gun] at her lower body,” said Corey.

Then Denham left the residence without saying anything further, Corey said.

The incident was reported to police a couple of days later, and Corey said Officer Wendall Ward located Denham in Searsport.

Corey said Denham denied pointing the gun at the woman, but when Ward placed him under arrest he reportedly discovered Denham had a small handgun in a holster attached to his ankle.

“It was exactly where [the victim] said it was,” said Corey, noting that the firearm also fit the description that the woman gave police when she reported the incident.

The woman was not hurt during the alleged encounter with Denham, Corey said.

Denham is scheduled to appear in Waldo County Superior Court Thursday, Dec. 1.