June 20, 2018
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Buxton-area man arrested after early-morning Standish standoff

Cumberland County Sheriff's Department | BDN
Cumberland County Sheriff's Department | BDN
Ralph Gaddy Jr.
By Christopher Cousins, BDN Staff

STANDISH, Maine — A Buxton-area man was arrested Monday morning after an alleged domestic assault followed by an hours-long standoff with police.

Ralph Gaddy Jr., 44, exited a home at 760 Boundry Road in Standish after police deployed tear gas canisters into the residence at about 7:30 a.m. Gaddy was taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland and was charged with domestic violence assault, terrorizing and causing a police standoff. He is being held without bail, according to a press release from Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Donald Goulet.

According to Goulet, a 36-year-old female reported just after midnight that Gaddy has assaulted her. She left the scene to call 911 and subsequently met up with a deputy at another location. She told responding officers that Gaddy had been drinking and that there were several firearms in the residence.

After several unsuccessful attempts to make contact with Gaddy, the County Emergency Services Unit executed a search warrant and arrest about 7:30 a.m. Monday. Gaddy was arrested without incident following the use of tear gas by the officers.

Boundry Road was closed for several hours during the incident but was reopened around 8 a.m.


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