SKOWHEGAN — A Madison man was sentenced to serve three days in jail Monday after pleading guilty to domestic violence charges following his arrest Saturday by Skowhegan police.

Kevin Roy Hartsgrove, 43, of Russell Road, Madison, damaged a car owned by a female friend, then in a series of voicemails Friday night into Saturday morning, threatened to kill the her.

When the woman did not return Hartsgrove’s calls, he said he would be “going on a rampage,” according to court documents.

“I know where you are and where your daughter is,” Hartsgrove said in the messages heard by Skowhegan police Officer Michael Batchelder. “You got seven minutes to save all of your lives — I’ll kill everybody, even your roommates. Their lives are in your hands.”

The victim said she contacted Skowhegan police when she heard the messages. She told police she and Hartsgrove once lived together and that they continue to be friends, according to Bachelder’s affidavit for probable cause to arrest Hartsgrove.

The affidavit notes that the woman and Hartsgrove left a local Chinese restaurant Friday and disagreed about how loud the victim’s car radio was. Hartsgrove first grabbed the victim’s arm and threw Chinese food all over the inside of the car. Hartsgrove then ripped the rear view mirror off and struck the passenger side window. He then damaged the passenger side door, according to the affidavit.

Hartsgrove pleaded guilty in court Monday to domestic violence terrorizing and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with all but the three days suspended, according to court records. He also is ordered to serve a year of probation once he is released from jail.

A charge of domestic violence assault was dismissed. Hartsgrove was arrested without incident, Police Chief Don Bolduc said.

Hartsgrove is to have no contact with the victim and is ordered by the court to pay up to $500 in restitution for the damage to the car.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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