To our readers,

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century type story, ... Click here to continue

Police say man threatened woman with shotgun

By Stephen Betts | Feb 19, 2021

South Thomaston — A 42-year-old South Thomaston man was arrested Feb. 16, accused of threatening to shoot a woman.

Christopher E. Griffin was arrested and charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault and violation of condition of release.

He was released on $2,500 cash bail from the Knox County Jail in Rockland. He made his initial court appearance Feb. 17 before Judge Patricia Worth.

According to an affidavit filed in the Knox County court, police were called to a domestic disturbance in South Thomaston at about 8 p.m. Feb. 16. A woman was living at the residence, and Griffin ordered her to leave.

Griffin pulled the woman by an ankle from the house to the garage, police said. The woman said he then picked up a shotgun and racked it a few times and told her to leave or he would shoot her, according to the affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Griffin said he pulled the shotgun for self defense and to protect his daughter, even though an officer pointed out the woman was small in stature and was unarmed.

His next court appearance is scheduled for April 29.

If you appreciated reading this news story and want to support local journalism, consider subscribing today.
Call (207) 594-4401 or join online at
Donate directly to keeping quality journalism alive at
Comments (3)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Feb 19, 2021 10:24

Ananur Forma,

I disagree with your comment "What's wrong with men?"  It is not only men that that are charged with domestic violence, women also are but not as many.  What is wrong with some people?

Posted by: ANANUR FORMA | Feb 19, 2021 08:16

caveman, needs treatment. so scared of a woman had to point a gun at her? what's wrong with men ?

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Feb 19, 2021 05:18

$2,500 cash bail???!!! What is wrong with the system??!!!

If you wish to comment, please login.
Note: If you signed up using our new subscriber portal, your username is the email address you registered with and your password is in all caps