LITCHFIELD — A local man is facing charges after reportedly threatening his roommate with a knife after she hid his coffee brandy.

Richard Joseph Lefebvre, 63, of Litchfield, was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and obstructing a report of a crime.

Lefebvre was being held Friday at the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $1,500 bail on the threatening and obstruction charges. He was being held without bail on a charge of violating administrative release.

Police were called to North Lakeview Drive around 2 p.m. Thursday by a 70-year-old woman who used her medical alert system when her roommate, later determined to be Lefebvre, threatened her with a knife, according to an affidavit filed in Kennebec County Superior Court by Cpl. K. Scott Mills of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office. Lefebvre was gone by the time police arrived.

The victim claimed Lefebvre, who had been drinking since the day before, threatened to kill her with a knife, but neither showed the knife nor assaulted her, Mills wrote. The woman said she did not wish to pursue charges. Deputies searched the area for Lefebvre without success.

“Approximately an hour and a half later, I was dispatched back to the same residence because Richard had returned,” Mills wrote. “This time, while responding, I was informed that Richard had a knife.”

The victim said Lefebvre lost his temper because he believed she had hidden his coffee brandy, Mills wrote. She said he began to scream at her and call her names.

“She stated that he went and pulled out a steak knife and pointed it in her direction and told her that he would kill her if she didn’t give him back his alcohol,” Mills wrote. The victim pressed her medical alert system again. She said Lefebvre tried to rip the phone off the wall to keep her from calling anyone, Mills wrote.

Lefebvre acknowledged that he was drunk.

Lefebvre spent 300 days in jail in 1999 when he was convicted of terrorizing.

The same woman claimed in 1992 that Lefebvre stabbed her several times in the chest. He was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. Those charges were dropped later.

On Friday, the victim was seeking a protection-from-abuse order in Augusta District Court against Lefebvre. He was scheduled to make an initial appearance in that court on the criminal charges from Thursday’s incident, and was being held in the Kennebec County jail.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642
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