Police: Alton man threatened family member with gun; bail set at $50,000

Posted Dec. 03, 2012, at 11:32 a.m.
Last modified Dec. 03, 2012, at 5:34 p.m.

ALTON, Maine — An Alton man is facing criminal charges, including aggravated attempted murder, as a result of a domestic dispute involving a firearm at his home early Saturday, police said.

David O’Clair, 51, was arrested following a dispute with a female family member, according to Sgt. Roy Peary of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

O’Clair made his initial court appearance Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center, where a judge ordered him held on $50,000 cash bail or $200,000 surety. O’Clair is incarcerated at the Penobscot County Jail.

Police were sent to O’Clair’s residence just before 3 a.m. Saturday after it was reported an assault had occurred, according to Peary.

O’Clair threatened his victim with a firearm and also assaulted her, the sergeant said. A firearm was discharged in the home, Peary said, but nobody was shot.

O’Clair was arrested and charged with aggravated attempted murder, aggravated reckless conduct and domestic violence criminal threatening, Peary said.