Union man, 37, charged in threatening

Posted June 22, 2010, at 10:35 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:37 a.m.
Stanley J. Holloway.  (Photo courtesy of Knox County Jail)  With Steeves story.
Stanley J. Holloway. (Photo courtesy of Knox County Jail) With Steeves story.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A man threatened to kill his live-in partner and make it look as if their teenage son had shot her, according to allegations the woman made to police.

Stanley Holloway, 37, of Union, who denied the accusations, was arrested for criminal threatening among other charges and is being held on $5,000 bail at Knox County Jail.

According to a police report filed in Knox County Superior Court, the woman went to the sheriff’s department on June 18 to report the events that occurred the night before.

The woman said she and Holloway were at home on June 17 when they started arguing in the kitchen.

“At one point Holloway came up behind her and placed his hands around her neck and stated that he could “easily snap your neck,’” the police report states.

After this, the woman said Holloway went into their bedroom. When he did this, she threw sausage at him. She then secretly brought a voice recorder with her when she went into the bedroom to clean up the sausage.

“[The woman] advised that while in the bedroom, Holloway was located on the bed, holding a pistol and checking the action of the gun,” according to Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Donald Murray’s report. “[She] advised that Holloway began to make comments on how he could shoot and kill her and make it look like their son [name deleted] had done it.”

Murray reviewed the recordings and wrote that Holloway “described how he could kill her and then kill [their son] and place [their son’s] fingerprints on the gun.”

According to a transcript of some of the recordings, a man’s voice, who the woman identified as Holloway, described how many rounds were in the gun and how he might kill the dog with a knife before shooting the woman and their son in their heads.

Murray described hearing a metallic sound in the background of the recordings, which the woman said was Holloway checking the Raven 25-caliber pistol’s magazine for rounds and cycling the action.

“Holloway continued on that he would find someone to ‘vouch’ for him [an alibi] and that he could easily get away with murdering [the woman and their son] without being discovered,” the report states.

When Murray asked the woman to assess her fear on a scale of 1 to 10, “her level of fear was a 10,” he wrote.

When Murray spoke with Holloway on Friday, June 18, the man said he never put his hands around the woman’s neck or made any comments about shooting anyone.

“Holloway advised that the previous evening was uneventful and that the two of them didn’t argue any more than they usually do,” the report states. “Holloway advised that [the woman] was making the incident up.”

He was nevertheless arrested at about 4 p.m. June 18 and charged with criminal threatening, domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing and violating a condition of release. Holloway was taken to the Knox County Jail, where he remained Tuesday.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 25.

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