WATERVILLE, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges after an altercation with his girlfriend on Monday night, according to police.
The series of events involving Brian Pelletier, 33, started shortly after 9 p.m., according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.
Police responded to a residence when it was reported loud noise was coming from an apartment and a domestic disturbance was occurring, Rumsey said. It also prompted a throng of people to come out of their apartments and see what was going on.
That’s when Pelletier apparently threatened multiple neighbors with a folding knife, Rumsey said, waving it and making threats to slash neighbors if they tried to intervene.
When police arrived, Pelletier was still armed, and when ordered to drop the weapon, he threw it down a flight of stairs and the weapon nearly hit his girlfriend’s son, Rumsey said.
Pelletier was taken into custody and charged with domestic violence assault, domestic violence reckless conduct, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct.
He remained at the Kennebec County Jail on 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.