NOBLEBORO, Maine — Two young men were arrested on outstanding warrants after a standoff following a rowdy party at 204 Upper East Pond Road less than three months after three men were arrested for allegedly firing shots from a rifle at the same home, according to police.
Deputies responded to a complaint of a loud party at 1:50 a.m. Friday, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Todd Brackett. When the officers arrived, some of the people who were coming out of the party said there was somebody inside making threats with a knife.
Deputies were able to coax most of the partygoers out of the home, but two people were left inside and one, Kody Wallace, 19, who lives in the home, threatened to use a firearm against the deputies, Brackett said. No firearm was displayed at the time, though people who had been inside the home told police there was a firearm present. A second person, Thomas Powell, 21, of Friendship, stayed in the home with Wallace.
Deputies pulled back and the state police tactical team was called in.
During the course of the standoff, which lasted several hours and involved the use of a loudspeaker by police trying to communicate with the men inside the house, police learned that the two individuals had outstanding warrants.
Wallace and Powell were arrested for unrelated charges of failure to appear in court and failure to pay restitution, which stemmed from theft convictions, according to Brackett. Wallace also is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon in connection with Friday’s events.
The road was closed for most of the night, and neighbors said they were evacuated from their houses at 4 or 5 a.m. and had been sitting on the side of the road since. They said there had been rowdy behavior in the house in the recent weeks and months. The standoff ended when both men exited the home and surrendered. Police said a shotgun, ammunition and a large hunting knife were seized from the residence.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police Tactical Team were joined by the Nobleboro Fire Department and Damariscotta and Waldoboro police.
In March of this year, three men were arrested after they allegedly fired at least five shots from a .22-caliber rifle at the home at 1:30 a.m. Sumner Keith, 19, and Anthony McCullagh, 18, both of Nobleboro, and Chad Bolster, 19, of Augusta, were all charged with Class C reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. Brackett said Friday that he was unsure whether either Wallace or Thomas was involved in the previous incident.