February 28, 2020
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Orrington man arrested in standoff

ORRINGTON, Maine — An armed standoff kept special law enforcement teams overnight at a Johnson Mill Road residence on Thursday night.

According to Sgt. Roy Peary of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, public safety dispatchers received a call at about 8 p.m. Thursday from a female homeowner who stated that her son, Stephen Nason, 25, was intoxicated and out of control in the residence.

When officers arrived at the home, Nason fled into the woods, Peary said. When officers realized Nason was wanted on charges of a bail violation, a K-9 search was conducted but failed to locate him.

Officers left the scene but were notified shortly afterward that Nason had returned to the home and had assaulted his mother and sister, although their injuries were minor.

When officers returned shortly after 10:30 p.m., Nason grabbed a knife and barricaded himself in his bedroom, Peary said, prompting the engagement of the Penobscot County Special Response Team and the Maine State Police Tactical Team. The special forces remained at the home until Nason surrendered at about 6:45 a.m. Friday and was arrested on charges of domestic assault, criminal mischief, violation of terms of release and creating a police standoff.

Nason was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of minor self-inflicted injuries and then to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor.  

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