Police say South Thomaston man threatened to kill woman after entering house through dog door

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.

SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine — A 47-year-old man has been released on bail after police said he threatened to kill his estranged wife after entering her home through a dog door.

Randall J. Willis of South Thomaston was arrested shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday by Knox County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nathaniel Jack. Willis was charged with domestic violence terrorizing and taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland.

Willis made his initial court appearance Friday afternoon in Rockland District Court, and bail was set at $750 cash. He was later released on bail.

According to the affidavit filed in court by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the woman told police that when she arrived home from work, Willis was in the house and threatened to kill her. She left the house and tried to drive away, but her car would not start, according to the affidavit. She then telephoned a friend who contacted police.

The woman said she was not assaulted but feared that Willis would harm her.

When officers spoke with Willis he denied threatening the victim.

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