Rockland man accused of knife threat, assault against former girlfriend

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 30, 2013, at 10:04 a.m.

WARREN, Maine — A Rockland man was arrested Tuesday and charged with threatening a former girlfriend with a knife.

Jeffrey Callahan, 21, was arrested Tuesday morning by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and violating a condition of release.

According to Sheriff Donna Dennison, Callahan struck the woman, and chased her around a residence with a knife. A 1-year-old child was present for the crimes, the sheriff said.

The woman suffered minor injuries from the assault but were not serious enough to require going to the hospital, the sheriff said.

Callahan fled the scene before police arrived and was found shortly after on his bicycle near Ande’s Variety on Route 1 in Warren, she said.

He was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland at 11 a.m. Tuesday. His initial appearance in Rockland District Court is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

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