CARTHAGE, Maine — A 73-year-old man is accused of choking and terrorizing his wife in their Franklin County home.

Deputies say the victim escaped and went to the Rumford Police Deparment to report the assault.

She told police her husband, Robert Carver of Carthage, was “very intoxicated and had had access to a loaded shotgun and a handgun.”

According to the Sun Journal, Carver was arrested and charged. He’s being held without bail.