RANGELEY — A local woman is accused of forcing her way into a family member’s residence, threatening a man and getting into a fight with a relative.

Jessica Eckardt, 24, of Rangeley was arrested Thursday on charges of domestic violence, criminal threatening, criminal mischief and assault, police Chief Dennis Leahy said Friday.

The incident occurred Wednesday night.

Eckardt is accused of telling the victim “she would kill him and he would never see his child again,” he said.

She got into a fight with her relative and ripped three earrings out of the woman’s left ear, he said.

Eckardt fled the house and went to the victim’s apartment and got his child, who was being cared for by a baby sitter, Leahy said.

Officer Ron Wood searched for Eckardt, caught up with her Thursday morning and arrested her, Leahy said. She was taken to the Franklin County jail in Farmington.

Bail was set initially at $5,000 cash. She was expected to go before a judge on Friday to argue for lower bail.

She is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at Farmington District Court.

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