A local man spent Christmas Eve in jail after a report that he was harassing another man led to an alleged scuffle with a police officer and a corrections officer at the Waldo County Jail.

Tyler J. Damon, 20, of Belfast was arrested late Saturday, Dec. 24 on charges of violating conditions of release, harassment, terrorizing, assault on an officer, assault and refusing to submit to arrest.

Waldo County Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton said Damon had just recently been released from jail when this most recent series of incidents was reported to police.

Trafton said earlier in the day, a man in Unity told police Damon sent more than two dozen threatening text messages via his cell phone, and that they had been sent within a period of less than 12 hours.

“[Damon] sent 28 messages between 37 minutes past midnight and 11 the next morning,” Trafton said, adding that some of the messages included photographs of a threatening nature.

Damon’s alleged pre-holiday harassment led police to contact Damon’s probation officer, Trafton said, and from there Deputy Dan Thompson set out to take Damon into custody on a probation hold.

But once Thompson arrived at Damon’s residence, Trafton said, Damon made it clear that he did not plan to cooperate.

“He kept telling the officer he wasn’t going to let him take him,” said Trafton.

Trafton said Damon continued to be combative with the officer and at one point Damon allegedly threatened to kick out a window in the police cruiser. The officer eventually got Damon under control and placed him in restraints for his ride to the Waldo County Jail.

Once Damon arrived to the jail, Trafton said, his attitude had not improved.

“He was put into leg restraints up at the jail,” said Trafton. “He spit on one of the corrections officers, and he threatened a corrections officer.”

Damon is scheduled to appear at Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast Tuesday, March 13, 2012.