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Dedham man arrested after six-hour standoff

1:19 PM, Nov 4, 2012   |    comments
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DEDHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Dedham man has been arrested after a six-hour standoff with police at his home Sunday morning.

Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Steve McCausland says 46-year-old James Garland surrended to the State Police Tactical Team around 8 a.m. Sunday at his Green Lake Road home in Dedham.  Garland is charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence assault.

State Police, Hancock County Sheriff's Deputies, Ellsworth and Holden Police all responded to the home around 2 a.m. after a woman at the home said Garland fired a shot from a handgun and assaulted her.  McCausland says the woman fled the home when police arrived on scene.  She did not require immediate medical assistance.

Garland barricaded himself inside the home for six hours before surrendering to police.  He is currently being held at the Hancock County Jail. 

 

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