BETHEL, Maine — A local land developer is charged with making threats toward Town Manager James Doar this week, Oxford County Sheriff’s Department Cpl. Brian Landis said.

Rick A. Savage Sr., 48, was arrested outside the town office about 9 p.m. Monday on charges of terrorizing, disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest or detention, Landis said.

Doar and selectmen asked the Sheriff’s Department to be present at the meeting, which was attended by Savage, said Landis, who did not explain the reason for the request.

The sheriff’s corporal said Savage and another man got into a verbal confrontation outside the town office on Main Street over an issue involving the town’s flag ordinance. Landis said he and Deputy Matthew Noyes broke it up and Savage was arrested “because of his words and actions.”

The terrorizing charge was “for making threats toward the town manager,” Landis said.

Savage was booked at the Oxford County Jail in Paris and released on bail Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.

An investigation into the incident will continue, Landis said.

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