June 24, 2018
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Illinois man accused of threatening two Rockland residents

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Local police said Monday that an Illinois man was preparing to come to Maine to find and harm two Rockland residents, his alleged victims in a prior domestic violence incident.

William McBroom-Stees, 42, of Tampico, Ill., was arrested without incident in Missouri on Friday, according to a press release issued Monday by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

McBroom-Stees is wanted in Maine on felony charges of domestic violence terrorizing and domestic violence stalking. Detective Dwight Burtis, the Knox County domestic violence coordinator, learned that the Illinois man intended to come to Maine to find the two victims, according to the press release.

Burtis worked with the Rockland Police Department to gather enough evidence for a warrant that showed McBroom-Stees was “threatening to do harm” to the two Rockland residents. Police will bring him back to Maine for his arraignment, according to the sheriff’s office.

No further information about the case was immediately forthcoming on Monday.

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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