Incident in medical office leads to man’s arrest

Posted Dec. 02, 2010, at 3:01 p.m.

NEWPORT, Maine — A Corinth man is being held in the Penobscot County Jail after an incident Wednesday afternoon at a local doctor’s office.

Barry Sheffield, 47, broke bail conditions stemming from an earlier incident in which he was charged with Class C criminal threatening with a firearm, according to Newport Police Chief Leonard Macdaid. One of the conditions of Sheffield’s release was that he not possess any weapons.

According to Macdaid, Newport officers responded to a call from a doctor’s office, which had reported “having a problem” with Sheffield. Macdaid declined to provide more details about Wednesday afternoon’s incident because he said he didn’t want to violate laws that prohibit the release of medical information.

When officers arrived, they found Sheffield in possession of a camouflaged, military-style knife, which he wore in a sheath on his belt. The knife was not involved in Wednesday’s incident.

“He wasn’t threatening anyone with it,” said Macdaid.

An intake officer at the jail said Thursday that Sheffield was being held without bail and faces a court appearance Friday in Penobscot County Superior Court in Bangor.

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