August 20, 2019
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Man involved in Van Buren standoff accused of threatening to shoot police

Aroostook County Jail | BDN
Aroostook County Jail | BDN
Corey Vick

VAN BUREN, Maine — A 29-year-old man charged with kidnapping and domestic assault over the weekend was identified Monday as Corey Vick. According to a police report made public Monday, he also threatened to shoot any officer who tried to arrest him.

The incident began at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, when Vick went to the Van Buren home of his former girlfriend and “began pounding on the door,” according to a police report filed in Fort Kent District Court. The victim opened the door and Vick “forced his way into the house,” the report states.

He then allegedly slapped the woman, held her down and punched her in the stomach. At one point Vick held a pillow over the victim’s head for about five minutes “until she couldn’t breathe,” according to the police report.

The woman also told officers that while Vick was in her home, he threatened her with a black flip-out knife.

The woman said she eventually was able to persuade Vick to calm down, and he left her residence after several hours.

The woman then called 911 to report the assault to police. The officer who interviewed the woman said he noticed she had swelling on one eye and a swollen lip.

After he left the woman’s residence, Vick barricaded himself in his house at 236 Main St. in Van Buren and allegedly threatened to shoot officers if they attempted to apprehend him from his home.

According to the police report, Vick said “he has a loaded .30-06 rifle and that he is going to have some fun because he is going to shoot whoever tries to come into his house.” He also continued to make threats toward officers, “stating he was going to get in a shootout with police,” according to the report.

At 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Vick ran from his residence, according to the report, and was apprehended by Border Patrol Agent Kelly Cote and Van Buren Police Chief Michael Bresett.

Police seized a knife matching the victim’s description from Vick’s back pocket when they arrested him, the report states.

Vick was charged with domestic violence assault, kidnapping, violation of conditions of release, criminal trespass, criminal threatening with a weapon, terrorizing and creating a police standoff.

At the time of the standoff, Vick was on bail for a July 11 charge of operating under the influence. According to a State Bureau of Identification criminal history record, Vick previously was convicted and fined $400 for a disorderly conduct in May 2010, sentenced to serve 20 days in jail for unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs in July 2012 and sentenced to 72 hours in jail for domestic violence assault in July 2012.

On the latest charges, Vick was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton, where he was being held without bail pending an arraignment Monday afternoon in Houlton District Court.

Court documents indicated the prosecution planned to recommend that Vick’s bail be set at $15,000 or $50,000 surety.

Van Buren police were aided by members of the Maine State Police Tactical Response Team, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Border Patrol and the Van Buren Fire Department.

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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