A Canaan man remains in jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail on charges of domestic violence stalking after he allegedly entered a former girlfriend’s home twice in the middle of the night Sunday and Monday while she slept, police said Tuesday.

Douglas R. Wyman, 34, of Battle Ridge Road, also is charged on five separate warrants including a burglary and theft at the same woman’s home in July, Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said.

“It was not until the next morning that she discovered that her house had been entered, and that’s when she gave us a call,” Lancaster said. “Things had been disturbed inside the home, and she realized that someone had come in during the night.

“She clearly has a level of fear from Mr. Wyman.”

Wyman was arrested Monday morning and made his initial appearance in court Tuesday, when bail was set at $10,000 cash or $50,000 in property.

Sheriff deputies were called to the woman’s home in a different part of Canaan about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The woman told deputies that Wyman had been at the home and that part of his bail conditions from the July burglary, in connection with which he was arrested, were that he stay away from her and her home.

He also is charged with violating those conditions, Lancaster said. Wyman had been scheduled to appear in court in connection with the July burglary on Aug. 12, but he failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

“He was under bail conditions not to be around his ex-girlfriend,” the sheriff said. “When we responded Sunday morning, we had evidence that indicated that he was at her residence. We then got a search warrant for his residence on Battle Ridge Road.”

Lancaster said the sheriff’s office received another call about Wyman being at the woman’s home Monday morning, making that three times he allegedly had entered her home since early July.

Wyman also was arrested on warrants for unpaid fines or fees on convictions charges of operating without a license, theft, operating while license was suspended in Kennebec County and violating a protection-from-abuse order. It was not known Tuesday whether Wyman has a lawyer or when his next court date is.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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