A Skowhegan man receiving mental health treatment who was charged with threatening and terrorizing in a local case last month was arrested Sunday on similar charges from the Augusta area.

Robert Mann, 59, remained Monday at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison, awaiting transport to the Kennebec County jail in Augusta, according to Maj. Cory Swope, administrator at the Somerset jail in East Madison.

A jail intake officer said Mann was being held on a warrant based on an affidavit charging him with assault and terrorizing. Lt. Chris Read at the Augusta Police Department said there was an approved warrant dated Jan. 31 for Mann’s arrest, but he did not have details of the incident for which Mann is to be charged.

Augusta police Officer Seth Johnson, who handled the Mann case, was not working Monday and was unavailable for comment.

Mann, a resident of Wilson Place, a private rehabilitation facility in Skowhegan specializing in mental health treatment operated by Kennebec Behavioral Health, was charged Jan. 24 with threatening a case worker. Mann was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and was later freed on bail.

In the Skowhegan case, Mann allegedly told a female case worker that he fantasized about her and threatened to use a knife against her, though no weapon was shown. There was no assault, but the woman was left in fear of bodily injury, and there were knives in Mann’s apartment, according to the documents.

Skowhegan police said Mann had been intoxicated at the time. He was released on $500 unsecured bond, meaning he did not have to come up with the money but would be forced to pay that amount if he did not show up in court.

The day after his arrest, Mann, contacted in person by a reporter outside Wilson Place on Mount Pleasant Avenue in Skowhegan, denied that he had been intoxicated and said that his medications had been mixed up, which caused him to act the way he did.

There were no details available Monday about the new charges in Augusta. District Attorney Maeghan Maloney did not immediately return calls and emails about the case.

A jail intake officer in Augusta said Monday morning that Mann had not yet arrived at the Kennebec County jail. He said the last time Mann was at that facility was in August. Mann was ordered to serve a seven-day jail sentence in August on a conviction for endangering the welfare of a child Feb. 3, 2016, in Gardiner.

In December 2015, Mann, then of Winthrop, was given a 24-hour jail sentence for violating a protection from abuse order Dec. 6, 2015, in Winthrop, according to court records.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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