Police arrest Burnham man accused of threatening to kill girlfriend

Posted July 01, 2014, at 7:07 p.m.
Last modified July 01, 2014, at 8 p.m.

BURNHAM, Maine — Police said a Waldo County man remained in jail Tuesday after his arrest over the weekend on multiple domestic violence charges.

Randolph Dodge, 44, of Burnham threatened to kill his girlfriend while holding a knife to her throat, according to a report from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. Police were called to the Troy Road residence at 8:30 p.m. Sunday and determined the victim had been assaulted based on evidence at the scene, Lt. Jason Trundy said in a press release issued Tuesday.

“The victim relayed that her boyfriend had physically assaulted her by striking her, pulling her hair, holding her down on the floor, and [he] threatened to kill her,” according to the press release. “The victim claimed the dispute started because Mr. Dodge was upset with her for being at a neighbor’s home.”

Deputy Daniel Thompson and Sgt. James Greeley interviewed Dodge about the alleged assault, Trundy said.

Based on the physical evidence and the victim’s statements, police arrested Dodge. He was charged with felony domestic assault, domestic terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence reckless conduct and obstructing the report of a crime.

He was taken to Waldo County Jail in Belfast to be booked, and then he was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. His bail was set at $10,000 cash.