ROCKLAND, Maine — A 22-year-old man from Stockton Springs remained at the Knox County Jail on Monday after he was arrested Friday and accused of sending Facebook messages to his ex-girlfriend, threatening to kill her child in front of her and then slay her.
Judge Susan Sparaco set bail at $1,500 cash for Tyler J. Damon during his initial appearance Monday afternoon in Rockland District Court on charges of domestic violence terrorizing, violating a protective order and harassment by telephone or electronic device.
The 26-year-old ex-girlfriend contacted police Aug. 3 to report she had been receiving threatening Facebook messages from Damon, according to an affidavit filed by Rockport police Officer Cooper Plaisted. Rockport was handling the case because the woman worked in that town and that is where she was receiving the messages.
The woman received a protective order from Belfast District Court on July 25 that prohibited Damon from contacting her or her three children.
In the messages, which are included in the court file, Damon indicated he was angry she was seeing another man. He warned her both of them should sleep with one eye open and that he would kill them.
“Better yet, I’ll tie you up and you can watch my knife go into your bastard kid and his guts will be all over the floor,” the message stated.
He went on further and said “what’s mine is mine” and said the other man won’t have her. He also said no cops or court papers are going to stop him.
“Jail time is going to be worth it baby,” he said in one message.
When contacted by police, Damon denied sending the messages and said someone else had his password and could have sent them.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and would like to talk with an advocate, call 866-834-4357, TRS800-787-3224. This free, confidential service is available 24/7 and is accessible from anywhere in Maine.