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Alton man who allegedly threatened family member with gun indicted by grand jury

Kevin Bennett | BDN
Kevin Bennett | BDN
David O' Clair (right) has his initial appearance with lawyer of the day, Jeremiah Haley (left), by video conference at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

ALTON, Maine — An Alton man was indicted by a Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday on several charges stemming from a Dec. 1 domestic dispute involving a firearm as his home.

David O’Clair, 51, was charged with aggravated attempted murder, domestic violence reckless conduct, domestic violence criminal threatening and aggravated assault.

The charges stem from a dispute with a female family member, Sgt. Roy Peary of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said shortly after O’Clair’s arrest.

Police were sent to O’Clair’s residence just before 3 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, after receiving a report that an an assault had occurred, according to Peary.

O’Clair reportedly 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.

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