A Unity man is facing multiple charges after an alleged family dispute involving a firearm.

Mark Meierdirk, 39, of Unity, was arrested and charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence criminal threatening, criminal mischief and violating conditions of release.

Officers from the Maine State Police, the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Warden Service responded to Unity Thursday, Jan. 24, after receiving a report of two men who were fighting with firearms involved.

Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff's Office said officers responded to the fight at 11:53 a.m.

Trooper Steve Morrell described the incident as a “family dispute” and said that a firearm was involved, but was unable to release more details because the incident is still under investigation.

No one was injured during the dispute, Morrell said.

According to previously published reports, Meierdirk was arrested in November 2012 for false public alarm or report, criminal attempt at insurance deception and violating conditions of release after reporting that a storage unit he owned in Unity was burglarized and several items were missing.

Meierdirk was indicted by a grand jury in the same month on charges of furnishing schedule W drugs (oxycodone), unlawful possession of schedule W drugs (oxycodone) and false public alarm or report.

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.