Man charged with domestic assault
A Bowdoin man was arrested after allegedly kicking his way into the home of a former girlfriend and refusing to let her leave.
The Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Department arrested Dustin Dyer, 21, of 863 Litchfield Road, at 11:45 p.m. on Feb. 7.
Sagadahoc County Sheriff ’s Lt. Calvin Temple said a deputy located Dyer driving on Main Street and charged him with domestic violence assault, obstructing the report of a crime, criminal restraint and criminal trespass.
Temple said Dyer earlier had argued with the 22-year-old victim over a child they have together.
After the alleged argument, Dyer was texting the woman, who didn’t text him back, so he returned to the residence, located off U.S. Route 201, Temple said.
The victim reportedly locked the door and wouldn’t let him in, Temple said, so he allegedly kicked in the door and took her cellphone. She tried to leave but Dyer grabbed her and brought her back into the home, Temple said.
She then tried to run out the back door, and Dyer allegedly smashed the cellphone.
After approximately an hour to hour and a half, Temple said Dyer agreed to leave the residence, asking the woman not to call the cops.
After he departed, the woman went to a friend’s house a few miles away and called police. The responding deputy located the vehicle Dyer was driving and stopped him.
Temple said Dyer was transported to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where he posted $1,000 unsecured bail.