Montville man accused of ramming truck, shooting out window in domestic violence incident

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 03, 2013, at 6:23 p.m.

MONTVILLE, Maine — A local man is accused of ramming another man’s pickup truck and using a shotgun to shoot out its window Wednesday afternoon, police said.

A 911 call at about 4:30 p.m. implied there was a shooting at a Choate Road residence, but initial reports were unclear about whether anyone was shot, Chief Deputy Jeff Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

“There was a lot of confusion,” he said.

Maurice Hills, 51, of Montville had allegedly gotten off work and grown jealous when he learned his wife was at the home of a man who was their mutual friend.

Trafton said that Hills went to the friend’s house and “rammed into the guy’s Toyota pickup.”

Hills damaged the pickup, his own vehicle and the house, which the pickup truck struck after the ramming, the chief deputy said.

“By the time his wife and his friend came downstairs, [Hills] came out of the vehicle with a shotgun and blew out the window in the Toyota pickup, then threatened both the male friend and his wife,” Trafton said.

Hills’ wife was able to calm him, Trafton said, and within a couple of minutes, he got into his vehicle and drove to his home.

Police found Hills and placed him into custody without incident.

He was charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, two counts of terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and aggravated criminal mischief.

Hills was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast, where he remained Thursday, a jail official said. His bail had not yet been set.

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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