BANGOR, Maine — The Penobscot County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a man accused of threatening his family with a shotgun outside a Hampden home in April.
Perry Antone Jr., 31, whose address is listed as Evans Mills, New York, was arrested early Sunday, April 20, after he allegedly carried the shotgun outside and walked around his wife’s car, while she and the couple’s children were inside the vehicle.
He is charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, threatening display of a weapon, two counts of violation of conditions of release and two counts of violating a protection order.
Police have said Antone came home drunk earlier that night and got into an argument.
The woman grabbed the children and took them out to the car but forgot the keys inside. Antone allegedly followed them out with a shotgun and walked circles around the vehicle.
She called 911 at about 1:10 a.m., and police responded to the Back Winterport Road residence. Eventually, Antone went back inside the house, and his wife and children exited the vehicle and met up with responding police at the end of their long driveway
Local police had called for assistance from the Maine State Police tactical team, but they were called off when Antone, who is a son of Brewer Police Chief Perry Antone Sr., exited the house and turned himself over to police.
Antone was freed on bail after the incident.
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.
BDN report Nok-Noi Ricker contributed to this story.