WATERVILLE — A resident of College Avenue was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly violating a protection-from-abuse order just moments after police issued it to him.

Rodney Turner, 46, turned himself over to Waterville officers at 6 p.m. at his residence in a College Avenue apartment building.

It was the second time police dealt with Turner that day, according to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Officers initially were called to the scene shortly before 2:30 p.m. after a neighbor reported Turner had threatened to kill him. According to Rumsey, the confrontation was related to a call the neighbor had made to Turner’s landlord to complain about his dog. Officers had been sent to the apartment building on two recent occasions because of similar complaints, Rumsey said.

Witnesses said they had heard Turner threaten the victim, and officers issued him with a court summons on a terrorizing charge and warned him about disorderly conduct.

After the incident, the neighbor went to Waterville District Court and obtained a protection-from-abuse order against Turner, Rumsey said.

According to Rumsey, the Police Department received the court order to serve on Turner around the same time that another complaint call was made from the College Avenue apartment building, at 4:14 p.m. Officers arrived to find a group of neighbors, including Turner and the victim, in the middle of a disturbance outside the building, Rumsey reported. The officers separated the people and served Turner with the protection-from-abuse order.

Almost immediately, Turner went into the apartment building and emerged on the second-floor balcony, where he proceeded to violate the protection order by yelling at his neighbor, Rumsey said.

Turner had locked the door and wouldn’t come out when officers asked, but eventually he submitted to being taken into custody after officers received a search warrant for the residence. He was charged with violating a protection order and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanor offenses.

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