Police said a Montville man is in jail after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife during an early morning altercation July 5.

Steven Mathis, 28, is being held without bail on a charge of aggravated reckless conduct, Class B, according to police. He is also being held on a probation violation.

The charge stems from an incident that was reported to police at 3 a.m. at Rocky Ridge Motel. Deputy David Wight and Cpl. Darrin Moody of Waldo County Sheriff’s Office responded and investigated.

Based on their investigation, police learned that Mathis had been drinking alcohol throughout the evening and became upset with the complainant, whom Mathis had invited to the motel, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Mathis told the complainant to leave the motel and then produced a knife when the complainant did not leave. Police said Mathis swung the knife at the complainant several times, forcing the victim to escape through a back door.

Police found Mathis hiding in a shower in a room at the motel and placed him under arrest. The knife was also found with Mathis, police said.

He is being held at Waldo County Correctional Center.