June 23, 2018
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Brooks man still in jail after standoff with police

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

BROOKS, Maine — A man accused of instigating a standoff with a dangerous weapon last week in Brooks is still incarcerated, police said Wednesday.

Bail for Clayton Kuhn, 45, of Brooks, has been set at $10,000 surety or $1,000 cash, according to an official at Waldo County Jail.

Police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute at a home on the Reynolds Road at about 8:30 last Thursday night. When they arrived, officers found that Kuhn had gone into the bedroom with a gun and had told a woman at the home that he would “shoot anyone” who came near, according to Chief Deputy Bob Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. The woman said he also had threatened her life.

Deputies at the scene tried to make contact with Kuhn by phone but were unable to do so. They decided to call the Maine State Police Tactical Team for assistance, Keating said.

Within half an hour of the team’s arrival Kuhn was in custody.

He was initially taken to Waldo County General Hospital to be evaluated, according to the police report.

No one was injured during the incident.

“It ended very well; peacefully, which we were all hoping for,” Keating said.

Kuhn was arrested and charged with creating a police standoff, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence terrorizing.

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