BROOKS, Maine — A Brooks man was charged with domestic assault after Waldo County police received a tip from Pennsylvania on Feb. 17.
Sheriff Jeff Trafton of the sheriff’s office said Monday that the call was from a female friend of the alleged victim, who had written the friend a message on Facebook to say that Scott Gaudette, 51, had pointed a gun at her and had threatened harm to himself and to her.
When deputies arrived at the Valley Road home, the woman inside initially refused to let them in. But they remained on the scene and were joined by Lt. Matthew Curtis, who did successfully contact the woman by telephone. Curtis convinced the woman to leave the house and talk to him, Trafton said in a media release issued Monday afternoon. Once she was outside, the woman told officers that Gaudette was upset over relationship problems and had pointed a handgun at her and threatened to harm her.
Curtis then was able to contact Gaudette by telephone, and after a brief conversation the Brooks man agreed to leave the house to speak with police. Once outside, Curtis met with him and then took him into police custody, charging him with aggravated reckless conduct, a Class B charge, and domestic assault and domestic criminal threatening, both of which are Class D charges.
Gaudette was taken to the Waldo County Correctional Center in Belfast, where he was booked and later released on $1,000 cash bail.