Man charged after disconnecting 911 call during domestic disturbance

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted March 04, 2013, at 4:20 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A 911 hangup led to a Waterville man being charged with domestic violence assault early Sunday, police said.

Family members had attempted to call for help when David Lamanteer, 50, of 89 Patriots Drive had disconnected the call, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Dispatchers at Somerset County Communications Center were able to trace the call to the address, and Waterville police were promptly sent to the scene, Rumsey said.

Police interviewed Lamanteer and other family members at the residence, and found probable cause to arrest and charge him with domestic violence assault, a felony due to a prior domestic violence conviction, Rumsey said.

Lamanteer was also charged with obstructing a report of a crime for ripping the phone cord out of the wall, Rumsey said. No weapons were involved and nobody was injured in the incident.

Lamanteer remained at Kennebec County Jail on Monday. His first court appearance is March 19.

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