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Waldo County man accused of terrorizing, kidnapping family arrested

Posted March 20, 2012, at 5:48 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2012, at 6:09 p.m.
Shawn Sigston
Waldo County Sheriff's Department
Shawn Sigston

BURNHAM, Maine — A man who allegedly held his family hostage and assaulted his wife early Monday morning has been arrested by police.

Shawn Sigston, 40, of Burnham reportedly threatened and terrorized his wife and three children in the family’s North Horseback Road home, according to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon by the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers received a report at 5 a.m. about a “domestic situation” and investigating officers determined that Sigston had held the family at the residence “for a period of time against their wishes,” the press release said.

Two of the children who were at home were 14 years old and the third child was 12.

Sigston was arrested and charged with domestic assault, domestic criminal threatening, domestic terrorizing and kidnapping. He was transferred Tuesday afternoon to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, according to Lt. Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Bail was set at $4,000 cash or $40,000 surety, according to an official at the Waldo County Jail in Belfast.

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