WATERVILLE — A Vassalboro man was arrested on multiple domestic violence charges Sunday after he allegedly attacked a former girlfriend, police said.

George Garcia, 25, was arrested at 8:47 p.m. at a Drummond Avenue residence. He was charged with domestic violence assault, class D; theft, class E; obstructing the report of a crime, class D; criminal mischief, class D; and domestic violence terrorizing, a class C felony, because he allegedly had a weapon. The felony charge carries a possible fine of up to $5,000 and up to five years in jail.

Garcia and his former girlfriend had broken up sometime last week, said Bill Bonney, deputy chief of the Waterville police. Garcia allegedly went to the residence Sunday to pick up some of his things and the woman closed the door because she felt afraid, Bonney said.

Garcia then allegedly forced his way into the residence and assaulted her, pushing her down onto the couch and ripping off her necklace, which had sentimental value to her, Bonney said. Garcia also allegedly stole a charm off the necklace. Before leaving, he smashed the woman’s phone so she couldn’t call the police, according to Bonney.

The woman went to a safe place, where she called 911 around 8:30 p.m., before returning home. Police believe that Garcia followed her, because he allegedly appeared outside her residence again when she returned.

Garcia allegedly had a knife and was making threats with it, although it was unclear whether he was threatening to harm himself or the victim, Bonney said.

Fairfield police stopped Garcia first before Waterville police arrived and arrested him at 8:47 p.m.

Garcia was taken to the Kennebec County jail in Augusta. Bail had not yet been set Tuesday afternoon. He is scheduled to appear Aug. 8 in Kennebec County Superior Court.

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