November 4, 2012

Dedham man surrenders after six-hour police standoff

By Beth Quimby bquimby@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

A Dedham man was arrested following a six-hour standoff with police Sunday morning at his home.

James Garland, 46, of Green Lake Road, surrendered to the Maine State Police Tactical Team at 8 a.m., said Stephen McCausland, Department of Safety spokesman.

Garland was charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence assault.

A woman, who called for help at about 2 a.m. Sunday, reported she had been assaulted by Garland and he had fired a handgun.

The woman fled the house when state troopers, deputies from the Hancock Sheriff’s office and Ellsworth and Holden police arrived at the lakeside home.

Garland barricaded himself in the house. State police negotiators talked to Garland by phone and over  a loudspeaker before he surrendered.

The woman did not require medical treatment.

Garland is being held at Hancock County Jail.

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