AUGUSTA — A Litchfield man charged with aggravated assault after a gun was fired into his living room floor and a vase was smashed on his face pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence criminal threatening.

Daniel M. Brown, 38, formerly of Freeport, was given a 364-day fully suspended sentence and one year of probation.

In exchange for his plea, the aggravated assault charge was dismissed, and the domestic violence charge was amended to remove any reference to a firearm.

The hearing took place at the Capital Judicial Center.

District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said Wednesday that the victim supported the resolution in the case and had wanted to have the case dismissed.

Maloney said the probation for Brown carries a requirement that he go through a Certified Batterers’ Intervention program.

“That was most important to me in order to ensure that it never happens again,” Maloney said.

Maloney also said Brown had no criminal record.

According to an affidavit by Deputy Aaron Moody, of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, the 29-year-old victim fled on June 10, 2015, to a neighbor’s home in Litchfield and said that she and her boyfriend, Brown, had been drinking with friends in Georgetown and arguing about Brown’s speaking to another woman via Facebook before they arrived home.

She asked for police to be called, saying she had been assaulted by Brown, who had her .40-caliber Sig Sauer pistol, Moody wrote. The woman told a police dispatcher that Brown threatened to kill her and that she smashed a large vase over his face while he held the pistol to her head. It also said the woman was covered in Brown’s blood from wrestling with him.

When a dispatch officer telephoned Brown shortly after the report came in, he said he was fine and no one was assaulted.

Brown, who previously had pleaded not guilty to the charges, was represented by attorney George Hess.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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