Man accused of entering home through dog door

By Juliette Laaka | Aug 29, 2014

Rockland — A 47-year-old South Thomaston man had bail set at $750 Aug. 29 after he entered the home of a woman through a dog door and threatened to kill her.

Randall J. Willis was arrested and charged with domestic violence terrorizing after he entered the home of a woman he was estranged from and told her he wanted to kill her, according to court papers.

The victim said he was able to break into the South Thomaston home through the pet door.

Knox County Sheriff Deputies Nathaniel Jack and Lt. Kirk Guerrette interviewed the victim after she called another person for help when her car would not start as she attempted to leave the residence.

When the victim asked Willis to leave her home, he refused. She told police she did not want to stay in the home because she was afraid he would hurt her, but said he did not assault her.

According to an affidavit filed in Sixth District Court, when police interviewed Willis at the home, he was intoxicated and denied threatening the victim.

Willis is scheduled to appear in court again Oct. 16.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Harley Roger Colwell | Aug 30, 2014 08:51

Wow..... nothing says "love" quite like sneaking in through the doggy-door and engaging in a little criminal threatening. Very romantic. Maybe this moron missed his calling as a Hallmark Greeting Card author. I mean really, what classy gal could possibly resist THAT?

 



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Aug 29, 2014 20:01

Tell us how you really feel.



Posted by: Susan P Reitman | Aug 29, 2014 19:43

You have to be kidding me!!!!!  A $750.00 bail?  The man should be locked up until he goes to court.  Anyone who would climb through a dog door  and then THREATEN A LIFE is dangerous and needs to be locked up for life.  Don't the cops and courts know that the most dangerous time for a woman is when she finally decides to leave the jerk [they were estranged].  If Nicole Brown Simpson had gotten a gun and shot OJ before he had a chance to kill her he would be in his grave and she would still be walking the earth.  When are women going to realize the the police and the courts are not going to protect them.  The women have to protect themselves by whatever means.  The laws are so far behind women SHOULD NOT BE CHARGED OR PUT IN JAIL FOR DEFENDING THEMSELVES FROM AN ABUSIVE MAN EVER.



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