June 25, 2018
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Woman accused of threatening boyfriend with knife over phone message

Shelly-Ann Salisbury
By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

LIBERTY, Maine — A woman was taken to jail Sunday after she allegedly used a knife to threaten her boyfriend after she found a message on his phone she didn’t like, according to police.

Shelly-Ann Salisbury, 35, of Liberty denied threatening him with the knife, according to Lt. Jason Trundy of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

“She did admit to tearing the phone out of the wall when he tried to call police,” Trundy said Wednesday.

The man told officers that Salisbury had a knife in one hand and was assaulting him with the other hand, and marks on his face were consistent with his story, Trundy said.

Salisbury was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault with a prior conviction, criminal mischief, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and obstructing the report of a crime or injury. She was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked and has since been released on bail, a jail official said Wednesday.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS 800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.

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