DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A local man pleaded guilty Monday at his initial appearance in 13th District Court to domestic assault and to creating a police standoff in connection with an incident Saturday night.
Everett Marino, 32, was sentenced to 15 days in the county jail and fined $300 for the first offense and $250 for the standoff.
Marino “slapped” a telephone from his wife’s hand after an argument Friday, and the dispute continued Saturday night, according to Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Dennis Dyer.
When Dyer arrived after the call made at 5 p.m. Saturday, the wife had left the Central Avenue residence and Marino was inside. Dyer said he was told Marino had a gun and was threatening to commit suicide.
Using a cell phone, Dyer and Investigator Jamie Kane of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department tried to talk Marino into coming out of the house. When nearly two hours had lapsed, Dyer called in the state police tactical team.
“He was pretty depressed about the money situation, different things, no jobs, no money,” Dyer said Monday.
As the tactical team arrived at the scene, Marino came outside and was arrested, the police chief said. A .30-30 rifle loaded with eight shells was found inside the home, Dyer said.
Dyer credited Kane for his work in getting Marino to step outside. “He did a terrific job,” the chief said.