RUMFORD – Police say a Mexico man left a pool of his own blood on his ex-girlfriend’s apartment hall floor on Sunday and wrote words in blood on her door.

Glen E. Lane, 24, of 104 Chase Ave., pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespassing, domestic violence terrorizing and violating conditions of release at his arraignment Wednesday, according to a Paris District Court clerk.

Lane was ordered not to contact the victim, then was returned to Oxford County Jail in Paris. He’s been held on $5,000 cash or $50,000 real estate bail.

Before his arrest Tuesday, Lane was out on bail stemming from two domestic violence cases from May 21, 2008, and Dec. 15, 2008, that also involved his ex-girlfriend. He is scheduled to appear for trial on Monday in Rumford District Court to answer to the 2008 charges.

Lane must now also appear for trial on April 13 on Tuesday’s charges in the same court, court officials in Rumford and Paris said on Tuesday.

According to Detective Sgt. James Bernard, police received a 911 call for help from the ex-girlfriend at 4 p.m. Sunday.

She told police Lane was trying to get into her Cumberland Street apartment. Lane fled before officers arrived, Bernard said.

Bernard said they learned Lane was free on bail pending trial next week and had been ordered not to contact his ex-girlfriend.

Later Sunday evening, police returned to the victim’s apartment after a neighbor complained that Lane had returned.

“They found a large amount of blood in the hallway and there was writing on her door with blood,” Bernard said.

Alarmed, police searched the ex-girlfriend’s apartment, but she wasn’t there. She was located unharmed shortly after, having left the apartment following the first complaint because Lane wasn’t arrested, Bernard said.

“The blood (at the apartment) appears to be from a self injury,” police Capt. Daniel Garbarini said.

Bernard declined to say what was written in blood on the door. Bernard said he called Lane, “who admitted he knew police were looking for him,” on Tuesday.

Lane turned himself in later at the police station, where he was arrested and initially charged with violating bail conditions, terrorizing and felony burglary. He was taken directly to the Paris jail.



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