A Vassalboro man who allegedly held a woman at gunpoint in order to force his way into her neighbor's home is facing multiple charges.

Where Was This?

The Androscoggin County Regional Communications Center received a call at approximately 1:00 Wednesday morning reporting a home invasion on the Longley Road in Greene. When Sheriff's Deputies responded to the scene, they learned of a scary incident involving an armed masked man and two of his 'victims' who took him down.

What Happened?

It all began when a female resident of Longley Road noticed a vehicle in her driveway that she didn't recognize. The female went outside to see who was on her property and found an unknown male in a ski mask who was armed with a handgun. He made her go back inside her home before then forcing her back outside and into his vehicle.

They drove to a neighbor's house where the armed man forced the female to knock on the door. An adult male opened the door and found a handgun pointed at him. The suspect went into the home and threatened the man and a woman. A second male resident was quickly alerted to the situation and the two males were able to fight the suspect and take his firearm away from him. They secured the intruder while waiting for members of the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office to arrive.

None of the victims in this case were injured. Their names are not being released at this time.

Who is the Suspect?

The suspect, Scott John Hafford, 57, of Tabor Hill Road in Vassalboro is now facing multiple charges:

  • Kidnapping
  • Burglary
  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon
  • Assault
  • Violating conditions of release

At the time of his arrest, Hafford was out on bail on a prior charge of operating under the influence and two counts of terrorizing out of the Augusta District Court.

We'll update this story as more details become available.

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