July 12, 2013

Chelsea man accused of kicking, threatening pregnant girlfriend

By Craig Crosby ccrosby@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

CHELSEA — A local man is accused of kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach before throwing hot grease on her and threatening her with a gun just a few hours after he was released from jail.

Police said he was in a rage over missing illegal prescription drugs.

Brian Wilson, 49, of Chelsea, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug — Naproxen and Lamotrigine — and one count each of domestic violence terrorizing, domestic violence assault, obstructing the report of a crime, aggravated assault, domestic violence reckless conduct, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and violating conditions of release.

Wilson was being held at the Kennebec County jail Friday in lieu of $50,000 surety bail. A cash bail amount was unavailable.

Police were called to 220 River Road in Chelsea around 6:30 p.m., Wednesday by a neighbor who heard a couple arguing, followed by gunfire.

Police arrived to find Wilson talking on his phone while walking outside without a shirt. He had a large gun holster on his hip. Wilson said he had shot at a groundhog in his garden. He said his girlfriend, a 42-year-old woman, had left, but he said they had not been arguing, according to court affidavit filed by Maine State Police Trooper Niles Krech.

When police searched Wilson's home, however, they found his girlfriend hiding inside a locked closet in the far bedroom of the house, crying, Krech wrote.

The woman — whom the Kennebec Journal is not identifying because she may be the victim of a domestic assualt — said she and Wilson fought because he believed she had stolen his oxycodone. The woman said Wilson didn't remember consuming all the pills, along with other illegal drugs, before he was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence and sent to jail Tuesday night. Wilson was released from the Kennebec County jail Wednesday afternoon.

The woman said that Wilson started to attack her, Krech wrote. Wilson reportedly kicked the woman, who is three months pregnant, in the stomach, and grabbed her arm. He also reportedly grabbed a container of hot grease in the kitchen and threw it at the woman. She had burn marks on her hands consistent with the allegation, Krech wrote.

Wilson reportedly grabbed the woman and took her outside. Using his pistol, Wilson, "shot several rounds into the ground, stating that he was going to kill her and kill the police when they showed up," Krech wrote.

Wilson then reportedly took away the woman's cellphone so she could not call police.

The woman showed police a cut on her neck that she alleged Wilson inflicted earlier in the week with a kitchen knife. The woman led police to the knife outside by a stack of tires.

"She stated that two days ago Wilson put a knife up to her neck and threatened to kill her," Krech wrote.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642
ccrosby@centralmaine.com

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