LAMOINE, Maine — A local man who was out on bail on domestic violence charges reportedly threatened people at his Needle’s Eye Road residence and shot a gun inside the home on Thursday afternoon.
The weapon discharge created a standoff with police that ended four hours later when James Day Sr., 47, surrendered, Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday in an email.
Day was charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and violating conditions of his release, both Class C crimes, a Hancock County Jail official said Friday.
“He was out on bail for another domestic back in November,” the jail official said.
Maine State Police responded to the residence at about 3 p.m. Thursday after receiving a report that Day was upset, was threatening people in the home with a rifle and had fired the weapon inside. The three people inside the home were able to leave without any injuries being reported, McCausland said.
More than 20 police officers responded to the double-wide mobile home, with members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Maine Warden Service and Marine Patrol assisting state police at the scene.
Day was unarmed when he turned himself over to police at about 5 p.m. Thursday, McCausland said. He was scheduled to have his first appearance in court on the new charges Friday afternoon.
If Day is convicted of either of the felony Class C crimes, he faces up five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
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.