Belfast Police officers arrested a Liberty man on charges related to a domestic violence assault Oct. 12.

Officers responded to Ryan Road at about 9:36 p.m. after receiving a report of a domestic violence assault. A dispatcher told police they could hear items being smashed in the background during the call, Belfast Police Chief Mike McFadden said.

As officers were en route to Ryan Road, a dispatcher notified them the male subject involved in the disturbance had left the residence. When officers arrived, they found a man, Taylor R. Jewett, 31, of Liberty, standing behind a dumpster who told police he was the one they were looking for.

McFadden said Jewett was shoving and calling the victim names and preventing the victim from being able to contact police for help.

After Jewett was taken to the Waldo County Jail to be processed, he was told he could make some phone calls, but was advised not to contact the victim. However, McFadden said Jewett's first two phone calls were made to the victim.

Jewett was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana, violating conditions of release, criminal trespass, unlawful possession of schedule W drugs, criminal mischief, obstructing the report of a crime or injury and domestic violence assault.

McFadden said the victim did not suffer any serious injuries.

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