The man who held police at bay a year ago in an Old Town Standoff is once again facing charges, this time in an Eddington altercation.

What Happened in Eddington?

Thadius Wind, 47, was arrested over the weekend after an incident in Eddington. Members of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department were called to 511 Riverside Drive just before 8:00 Saturday morning for a report of a family fight. A dispatcher at the Penobscot Regional Communications Center had received information that a female had allegedly been assaulted by her fiance, Thadius Wind. The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office Negotiation Team, Special Response Team, and Drone Team all responded to the complaint and were able to take Wind into custody as he walked into his driveway, unaware that members of law enforcement were at the scene. He was charged with domestic violence assault and transported to the Penobscot County Jail where a probation hold was issued.

When Was the Standoff in Old Town?

Law enforcement officials are familiar with Thadius Wind after he held police at bay for 18 hours in June 2021 at an apartment house in Old Town. Court documents revealed that Wind was wielding a large samurai sword when officers arrived at his residence and he allegedly threatened to hurt police. He allegedly told them he suffers from religious delusions, including that his deceased son was God and was talking to him. In that incident, he was charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, as well as threatening and terrorizing with a dangerous weapon. A judge ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation and take all of his medications as prescribed.

Who Do I Call If I'm Being Abused?

If you are being abused, help is available. Reach out. Maine's Domestic Violence Helpline is available 24/7 and can connect you to advocates at Domestic Violence Resource Centers. Find more information on the website for the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. 

Maine's Domestic Violence Helpline number is 1-866-834-HELP (4357)

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