Rumford man charged with domestic violence threatening

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RUMFORD — A local man was arrested Friday night on a domestic violence charge after he fled from a house into the woods with a large knife and returned two hours later, police said.

Treva Moors, 23, of Rumford, was charged with domestic violence criminal threatening. He also was served with a warrant for failure to appear in court on a theft charge, Rumford police Sgt. Douglas Maifeld said Saturday.

Moors was taken to Oxford County Jail.

The incident began at about 5:50 p.m. when Rumford police were called to a Route 2 residence near Hanover where Moors was said to have threatened his mother’s boyfriend, Maifeld said.

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As officers arrived, Moors fled into the woods toward the Androscoggin River, prompting calls for assistance from Oxford County deputies and a state trooper with a tracking dog.

At 7:15 p.m., Moors emerged from the woods before the tracking dog and its handler arrived. He returned to the house and was taken into custody.

tkarkos@sunjournal.com

Update Jan. 15, 2013: The charge of domestic violence criminal threatening was dismissed after arrest; Moors served seven days on the outstanding warrant.

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