Man arrested in police standoff

Posted Dec. 10, 2008, at 10:55 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:54 a.m.

TREMONT — A police standoff Wednesday morning with an armed man in a home on Route 102 has ended peacefully, according to Maine State Police Lt. Chris Coleman.

State police sent an armed tactical team to the local village of West Tremont around 6 a.m. after receiving a call from a man who said a local resident fired two shots at him and then threatened him with a shotgun, Coleman said. After arriving at the scene, police contacted the man by phone and, after talking to him several times, convinced him to give himself up peacefully.

Scott Kingsbury, 46, surrendered to police around 7:40 a.m., Coleman said.

Kingsbury was arrested on charges fo reckless conduct, criminal threatening with a firearm, and assault, according to Coleman. Kingsbury has been taken to Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and police are in the process of getting approval to search his property.

“We expect to be working on this throughout the afternoon,” Coleman said.

Coleman said the man who called police had gone to Kingsbury’s house with a woman for a social gathering hours earlier when the two men started to argue. A window was broken and the caller sustained injuries to his face from broken glass during an ensuing altercation.

The caller, who Coleman did not identify, had gone to his truck outside and was sitting in it when Kingsbury allegedly fired two shots in his direction from the house. A little while later, when the man went back to the front door of Kingsbury’s home, Kingsbury allegedly threatened to shoot him, Coleman said.

The man called police a short time later, around 2:10 a.m., he said.

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