The incident took place Sept. 23 when the man allegedly threatened his girlfriend.

FARMINGTON – A Wilton man was indicted Tuesday on terrorizing charges in connection with a daylong standoff last September.

Christopher Crockett, 42, of 45 Colby Miller Road allegedly threatened to kill a longtime girlfriend and police with a rifle Sept. 23 at his residence.

Crockett allegedly had holed up in a house with a loaded gun where he lived with his girlfriend.

The incident began, according to police, when the relationship between the couple deteriorated.

Wilton officer Jeffrey Dunham responded to a verbal dispute that morning and when he arrived, he was told that Crockett was threatening to shoot any police.

The alleged rifle was .270 caliber with a scope.

Dunham backed out of the driveway and called for backup from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Maine State Police Tactical Team. The girlfriend was able to leave the residence.

More than 20 state police converged in Wilton along with county deputies and Wilton officers.

Negotiators from both the county and state police talked with Crockett for a couple hours before the standoff ended peacefully with Crockett surrendering after police convinced him his girlfriend needed her medicine.

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