Police say man threatened victim with sword

By Stephen Betts | Feb 23, 2018

Thomaston — A Thomaston man was arrested Thursday, Feb. 22, and accused of threatening another man with a sword.

Andrew S. Davis, 29, of Thomaston, was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and violating a condition of release.

An affidavit filed by the Knox County Sheriff's Office stated that the alleged victim said he woke up to find Davis standing over him with the sword. Davis apologized and left the bedroom.

The victim then went to talk with Davis, who pointed a butterfly knife at himself, according to the affidavit. The victim reported that Davis was "seeing people and arguing with them."

The man went to the Thomaston police station to report the incident that occurred early Thursday morning.

Deputies went to the residence where Davis was and saw him with the sword. He agreed to come out of the residence without the weapon, according to police.

Davis said he held the sword over the man as a "warning," but would not elaborate on why. He also said someone else had once held a sword over him.

Davis was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland and is being held without bail. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance Friday afternoon, Feb. 23, in Knox County Unified Court in Rockland.

Davis had been free on bail after a December arrest for refusing to submit to arrest.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Feb 23, 2018 13:09

How come we are tolerating the increasing violence?  At least this one is being held without bail.  That needs to be the norm not the exception. Hope it doesn't come back and bite the RPD with the situation at the University campus.

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