May 28, 2018
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Searsport man accused of pointing handgun at ex-girlfriend

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

BELFAST, Maine — Police have arrested a man who is accused of pulling a handgun on his ex-girlfriend at her Belfast apartment last week.

Jacob Denham, 21, of Searsport apparently went to the woman’s house on Saturday for visitation with their child. While he was there, he allegedly told her that he “should kill her,” according to a report from the Belfast Police Department.

Later in his visit, he reportedly pulled a handgun from an ankle holster and pointed it at his ex-girlfriend, she later told police.

The woman did not talk to officials about what had happened until Tuesday. Once she did, officers from Belfast and Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye went to Denham’s home on Mt. Ephraim Road and arrested him on charges related to the incident. Police patted him down and found a loaded handgun concealed in an ankle holster. Denham does not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

He denied the woman’s allegations but nonetheless was charged with domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, threatening display of or carrying a concealed weapon, and domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

Denham was taken to Waldo County Jail, where he was booked. Police reports Wednesday afternoon showed that he still was confined in jail.

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