OAKLAND, Maine — A man was arrested late Wednesday evening after making threats against a female family member, police said.

James Stevens, 52, of Oakland is accused of domestic violence criminal threatening, a Class D misdemeanor, Oakland police Capt. Rick Stubbert said Friday.

Police were called to Stevens’ home around 11:30 p.m. after it was reported threats had been made by Stevens, the police captain said. The threats were made after an argument between Stevens and the woman grew heated, Stubbert said.

Although Stevens didn’t strike the woman, police had enough evidence to charge him and take him to jail, Stubbert said. Stevens had weapons in the residence, but none of them were used in the incident.

Stevens was booked into Kennebec County Jail and has since been released on bail.

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.

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