Burnham man charged after incident with son

Posted Feb. 04, 2009, at 10:26 p.m.

BURNHAM, Maine — A local man was charged with criminal threatening after police said he got into a fight with his son Tuesday night.

John E. Lester, 52, of Brandy Lane was arrested by Waldo County Deputy Sheriff David Mushrall after the 10 p.m. incident.

According to Lt. Bryant White, Lester and his adult son were arguing and at some point the argument escalated into a shoving match.

“The victim said his father choked him and Mr. Lester said he did not,” White said Wednesday. Lester was taken to the Waldo County Jail and released on $750 bail.