Newburgh Standoff Ends With 1 Man Arrested on Domestic Charges
An incident in Newburgh ended peacefully and one man was arrested for allegedly discharging a weapon during a domestic dispute.
It was around noon on Thursday when the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office received a report of a domestic assault incident at 108 Miles Road in Newburgh. A 911 operator at the Penobscot Regional Communications Center told deputies that a woman reported she had been assaulted and a firearm had been discharged during the incident. Deputies met with the woman at another location before making multiple attempts to contact the suspect, 51-year-old Lee Baker of Newburgh.
Members of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and Maine State Police Tactical Team went to Baker's home at 108 Miles Road when they were unable to reach him. After a standoff that lasted several hours, Baker was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Penobscot County Jail and charged with Domestic Violence Terrorizing, Domestic Violence Reckless Conduct, and Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon.
According to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, 1 in 4 women have experienced domestic violence this past year. Partners for Peace is a domestic violence resource center for Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties and provides resources for domestic violence victims.
Anyone experiencing domestic violence can call their 24-hour helpline at 1-800-863-9909.
The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office was aided at the scene by Maine State Police, the Newburgh Fire Department, and Carmel Rescue.