May 21, 2018
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Brunswick man charged with threatening man at gas station

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A 63-year-old Brunswick man was arrested on Oct. 25 and charged with criminal threatening after police say he ordered another man to move his car or he’d slash its tires. Police then allegedly found a loaded gun in the car of the man charged.

Craig Worthing was released from the Brunswick police station on $60 unsecured bail late that same afternoon, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said Tuesday.

Police were called to Cumberland Farms on Bath Road just before 4:30 p.m. Friday after receiving a report that Worthing threatened to slash the tires on a car if the man driving it — who was still filling the car with gas — didn’t move it, Hagan said.

When the man did not immediately move the car, Worthing allegedly “pulled a knife.”

A woman and two children, ages 2 and 5 years, also were in the car at the time.

Before Brunswick police arrived, Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Sharpe responded, and had Worthing detained when Brunswick officers arrived, Hagan said.

During a search of the black SUV Worthing was driving, officers allegedly found and seized a loaded two-shot Derringer pistol in the center console, according to Hagan, although the deputy chief noted that the gun was never used during the alleged incident. Worthing does hold a concealed weapon permit, Hagan said.

Worthing was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony, and is scheduled to appear in Cumberland County Superior Court on Dec. 17.

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