WATERVILLE — A 56-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly chasing another man around with a knife for stealing marijuana.

John C. Wray III, of 42 Carey Lane, was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony. He was taken to Kennebec County jail. Cash bail was set at $2,500 with the condition that he not possess dangerous weapons if released.

Waterville police received a call about a fight between Wray and another man on Carey Lane around 1 p.m., Deputy Chief Bill Bonney said Friday. Shortly after, police learned that Wray allegedly had a knife.

When police arrived at the scene, they learned that Wray had confronted the other man because Wray believed he had stolen marijuana from him.

Wray had allegedly assaulted the man, Bonney said, and then he pulled out a folding knife with a 4-inch blade.

According to what witnesses told police, Wray chased the man around with the knife, saying that he was going to die.


Officers separated Wray and the other man, who police won’t identify because he is an alleged victim, and arrested Wray.

The other man did not suffer any injuries during the incident.

Bonney said police have dealt with Wray before, but he has no prior convictions involving weapons.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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