June 19, 2018
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Cornville man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill staff at charter school

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

CORNVILLE, Maine — A local man who allegedly made multiple threats at the Cornville Charter School on Monday is facing multiple charges, according to police.

James Mayo, 42, of Cornville allegedly banged on windows and threatened to kill staff at the school, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Lancaster said Mayo did not have any weapons and no students were in the building because of the Labor Day holiday.

Deputy Wilfred Dodge arrived shortly after 1:30 p.m., and upon placing Mayo under arrest, Mayo became combative, according to Lancaster.

While Mayo was sprayed with mace and a Taser was used on him, he managed to elude Dodge and flee into the woods, according to Lancaster.

Deputy David Cole went to the scene with a K9 unit and he, along with Dodge and Cpl. Eugene Cole, were able to quickly find Mayo, the chief deputy said.

After another struggle in which a Taser was used again, Mayo finally was subdued with pepper spray and police were able to get him into custody, Lancaster said.

Mayo was charged with terrorizing, a Class C felony; along with criminal threatening; criminal mischief, as a snowmobile trailer in the schoolyard was destroyed; refusing to submit to arrest; and violating conditions of release.

He is being held at the Somerset County Jail and is due in court Nov. 13.

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