ROCKLAND — A 28-year-old Rockland man who has been free on bail for nearly two years — on charges that he fired a gun at an occupied pickup truck — is back behind bars after the state argued he violated his conditions of release.

Dorian Ames, 26, was arrested Aug. 19 by Monmouth police on a warrant obtained by Rockland police two days earlier, which alleges that Ames moved out of Rockland, but failed to notify the court. A condition of probation from the 2019 incident required that he notify the court when he moves.

Ames was also charged Aug. 19 for failing to give police his correct name when he was stopped in Monmouth.

Rockland police stated in an affidavit that it stopped at the house in Rockland, where he claimed to live and was notified he was living between Westbrook and a fishing boat.

Ames made his initial appearance Aug. 25 in the Knox County court in Rockland. Assistant District Attorney Lynn Madison asked that Ames be held without bail until a hearing can be held on the state’s motion to revoke. The judge agreed and a hearing is scheduled for October.

Ames denied he violated bail and claimed he notified the court of a change of address.

Ames is awaiting trial on charges of reckless conduct with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief and discharging a firearm near a dwelling.

That incident, according to police, was that Ames was with a group of people at a residence on Vinalhaven and was heavily intoxicated. The witnesses said he began arguing with one of the people in the home and pushed the person. That person then pinned Ames to the floor.

Ames left the home and said he was going to his home to get a gun, according to the police affidavit.

The resident of the home asked the man who was in the altercation with Ames to leave, saying it would be safer, since there were children in the home and he did not want Ames coming back to the house with a gun.

The man left along with a woman. That couple went to another home about a mile away to see if they could spend the night there. The man got out of the pickup truck and went up to the house, while the woman got into the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Ames arrived there in his car and immediately approached the pickup truck with a gun in his hand, yelling that he was going to kill the man who pinned him earlier that night, according to the affidavit. The woman told Ames the man was not in the vehicle, but Ames approached and pointed the gun at her before firing the gun and striking the vehicle near where the gas cap is located.

He then got in his car and drove away.

The deputy said he recovered the bullet fragment from the vehicle and interviewed witnesses before arresting Ames.

Ames is prohibited from having a gun because of a 2015 conviction in Knox County for domestic violence terrorizing.

Ames was also the subject of an investigation into the June 14, 2020, stabbing death of 28-year-old Roger Feltis on Vinalhaven. The Maine Attorney General’s Office presented that case to a grand jury in Knox County during the first week of July 2020. The jury issued two no bills, meaning a majority of jurors did not find probable cause to believe Dorian Ames and Briannah Ames, 31, committed a crime.

Feltis’s father filed a lawsuit to get records from investigators, and claims in that lawsuit that witnesses dispute the state’s conclusion on the fatal confrontation.