WATERVILLE, Maine — A local man with a lengthy criminal history is back behind bars after what police are describing as a strong-arm robbery on Thursday morning.

Charles Bellows, 33, allegedly used force to rob his victim of a jacket that had over $200 in the pockets, according to Waterville Detective Sgt. William Bonney.

Bonney said Bellows and the victim are familiar with one another. The victim was walking down Water Street around 1:30 a.m. when the robbery occurred.

In investigating the robbery, police learned Bellows had made a terrorizing threat to his girlfriend earlier in the week, according to Bonney.

Bellows was located in Oakland and taken into custody by Waterville and Oakland police, Bonney said.

Bellows, who was on probation at the time of his arrest, was charged with robbery, a Class A felony, and domestic violence terrorizing, a Class C felony, and brought to the Kennebec County Jail.

Bellows was unable to make bail and remained in county lockup Monday.

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Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports freelancer Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.