Bristol man accused of biting, threatening neighbor with gun

Mark A. Zaccadelli Sr.
Courtesy of Lincoln County News
Mark A. Zaccadelli Sr.
Posted July 29, 2014, at 10:39 a.m.
Last modified July 29, 2014, at 1:53 p.m.

BRISTOL, Maine — A Bristol man faces threatening and terrorizing charges after allegedly biting a neighbor on the cheek and then holding a handgun to his head and threatening to kill him.

Mark A. Zaccadelli Sr., 50, faces felony charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and terrorizing, as well as misdemeanor assault, for the alleged July 17 incident on Poor Farm Road.

The incident began with a dispute between Zaccadelli’s son and a neighbor about “slashed tires and other conduct on Poor Farm Road,” Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Bridgham said in a statement.

The neighbor and Zaccadelli’s son started fighting, Bridgham said. Zaccadelli was in a truck nearby and, when the neighbor and his son started fighting, Zaccadelli exited the truck to help his son.

Zaccadelli allegedly assaulted the neighbor and bit him on the left cheek, breaking the skin, Bridgham said.

The neighbor was able to escape Zaccadelli’s grasp. Zaccadelli allegedly reached into his back waistband, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun, and held it against the neighbor’s left temple, Bridgham said.

Zaccadelli was able to hold the other man at gunpoint by grabbing his shirt, Bridgham said. He allegedly told the neighbor “he was going to kill him and that if the gun incident was reported to the police, (the neighbor) ‘would be dead in three days,'” Bridgham said.

Zaccadelli told the man that he would have “his motorcycle gang, the Exiles, take care of this problem,” Bridgham said.

Bridgham arrested Zaccadelli at 5:28 p.m. the same day on Landing Road in Round Pond and transported him to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, according to court documents.

Lt. Rand Maker of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Zaccadelli “acknowledged there was a fight” and “admitted there was an event that took place” between himself and his neighbor.

“In this case, there is other information that supports the victim’s side of this,” Maker said.

The sheriff’s office looks into every threat, but “has not experienced” any violent incidents with the Exiles or any other motorcycle organization in the area, Maker said.

Zaccadelli remained in custody Monday on $25,000 cash bail. He is due to appear in court on Aug. 28.

The most serious charge against Zaccadeli carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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