April 24, 2018
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Brothers charged after allegedly making threats with a machete, taser

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Two brothers are behind bars after police say one threatened his girlfriend with a machete and the other used a stun gun on her.

Gabriel Grover, 22, and Edward Grover, 24, were arrested Thursday afternoon by officers from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Gabriel Grover was charged with criminal use of an electronic weapon and assault. His bail was set at $3,500 cash but he remained at the Knox County Jail as of Friday morning.

Edward Grover was charged with domestic violence assault, obstructing report of a crime, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon which was a machete, and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. No bail was set for Edward Grover and he remained at the jail Friday morning.

According to an affidavit filed in Rockland District Court by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a domestic dispute call at a residence in St. George. When they arrived the two brothers and a woman were outside.

The woman told police that she and Edward Grover had gotten into an argument when he refused to take her to a pharmacy to get an asthma inhaler, according to the affidavit. The argument escalated and she tried to call the police but her boyfriend would not let her use the downstairs telephone. She then ran to another room where there was another phone and he threatened to cut her up with the machete, according to the affidavit.

She also told officers that Gabriel Grover used a stun gun on her neck.

The youngest Grover was sentenced last year to nine months in jail for assaulting his father with a hammer in June.

The two brothers claimed that the woman was the aggressor and that she had threatened them with a knife.

The case remains under investigation, according to Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison.

Both Grovers are scheduled to appear in Rockland District Court on Friday afternoon.

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