Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Terrorizing and Threatening in Union - January 11, 2016

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on the evening of January 11th, Knox County Deputies had to respond to a call from a female at a residence on North Union Road in Union regarding a domestic disturbance and that the male party had gone outside with a gun and said he was going to kill himself. The female caller said she had heard a gunshot.

Sergeant Patrick Polky, Deputy Scott Redmun, and Deputy Arthur Smith were first on scene and found Ryan Hopkins, 25, of Union, outside in the driveway, alert, with a rifle. Deputies notified Knox Dispatch that they were confronting Hopkins at gunpoint and he was not cooperating to put his gun down. According to Deputies, Hopkins repeatedly challenged them to shoot him. Deputies called for further assistance. Chief Deputy Tim Carroll responded when alerted and asked Dispatch to notify nearby, off-duty units to respond as well as the Maine State Police Tactical Unit due to the fact that Hopkins had retreated into the wood line and was not able to bee seen by on-scene units.

A short time later, Hopkins came out of the woods and reengaged contact with the Deputies. Sgt. Polky was able to talk Hopkins into giving up and he was taken into custody without further incident. Hopkins was transported to the Penobscot Bay Medical Center for an evaluation and later taken to the Knox County Jail on felony charges of Domestic Violence Terrorizing with a Dangerous Weapon and Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon.

Hopkins remains at the Knox County Jail.

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