WATERVILLE — A Norridgewock man is free on bail after he was arrested on an allegation that he threatened his wife over the telephone.

Michael Clemons, 39, was arrested Tuesday evening at his home after he reportedly made threats to his wife, who works locally, according to Waterville police Chief Joseph Massey.

Officers spoke to the man’s wife and were able to find probable cause that Clemons had made the threats, Massey said.

Massey said he was unaware of any past incidents of domestic violence involving Clemons, and that officers have not had serious run-ins with him before.

He said Clemons did not harm his wife physically, instead just making spoken threats. The police chief would not divulge details of the threats, but he said Waterville police take domestic violence cases seriously.

Clemons was arrested on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing, with officers from the Maine State Police and Somerset County Sheriff’s Office assisting Waterville police by transferring him.

Clemons was released on $1,000 unsecured bail and is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 2, Massey said. As part of his bail conditions, Massey said Clemons is prohibited from contacting his wife.

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