Rumford man charged with domestic violence threatening


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.

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.

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