ROCKLAND — A 25-year-old Rockland man is in jail, accused of intimidating a teen with a gun.

Edward L. Vandyke III was arrested Saturday evening, Nov. 15, on a warrant charging him with Class B aggravated reckless conduct and Class C violation of a condition of release.

According to an affidavit filed in the Knox County court by Thomaston police, witnesses said Vandyke would repeatedly drive by the teen’s home in Thomaston and wave a gun out the window. The teen, who has autism, told police that Vandyke had also threatened on other occasions to kill the victim and his family.

Vandyke was prohibited from having a firearm as a condition of bail on an earlier charge. Vandyke has pending prior cases of arson and criminal threatening. The arson charge alleges he set fire to a car in Appleton last year.

Vandyke made his initial appearance in the Knox County court via video on Monday, Nov. 15. Judge Eric Walker ordered Vandyke held without bail on a motion by the district attorney’s office to revoke his bail on the earlier charges. The judge agreed to hold another bail hearing on Wednesday so that Vandyke could have more time with his lawyer to argue for lower bail.

The investigation into the threats aimed at the teen began after police stopped a car driving erratically on Route 1 in Thomaston on Nov. 4, and found the victim suffering from cuts and bruises to the face. The teen was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center. The police investigation showed the youth was beat up behind a business on Pleasant Street by a group of teens. The victim suffered a broken nose and possible broken eye socket.

There was no additional information in the court record about whether those youths were charged.