Hartland man arrested after preventing girlfriend from calling 911, police say

Christopher Hilton
Somerset County Jail
Christopher Hilton
Posted March 12, 2012, at 8:17 p.m.

HARTLAND, Maine — A local man faces multiple charges for separate incidents on Sunday, including terrorizing and domestic violence assault, police say.

Christopher Hilton, 32, of Hartland was arrested Sunday night after reports of threats he allegedly made. The arrest came a couple of hours after he ripped the phone out of his girlfriend’s hand, said Deputy Joseph Jackson on Monday.

Hilton got into a verbal dispute with his live-in girlfriend of several years at his Hubbard Road home, Jackson said.

“At one point, she was trying to call 911 and he took the phone away from her,” the deputy said.

Jackson said Hilton was at a residence on the B&B Road when he got into a dispute with people at that house and made threats. While he was being arrested, the earlier incident with his girlfriend was made known to police.

Jackson declined to say what threats Hilton made. Police were called to the B&B Road residence at 10:57 p.m.

Hilton was charged with terrorizing for the incident on B&B Road. He was also charged with domestic violence assault and obstructing the report of a crime for the earlier incident. Hilton also had two warrants out of Hancock County for unpaid fines.

Hilton had been previously arrested in September 2006 for allegedly stealing a van in Bar Harbor and leading police on a brief chase in which speeds reached 90 mph before crashing into a ditch, according to Bangor Daily News archives.

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