BANGOR – Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Ryan Reardon made his first court appearance Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.
Reardon is charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.
According to court records, Reardon had been having an affair with a woman since 2017.
He is accused of throwing that woman to the floor and choking her.
The victim told police Reardon went toward her with a gun and threatened to kill himself.
“We would draw your attention to the significant safety concerns that we have,” said Andrew Robinson, district attorney for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties.
“Might not have the same view, about whether physical indication that this alleged victim was as brutally assaulted as she said she was,” said defense attorney Walter McKee, who is representing Reardon.
Reardon’s bail was set at $5,000 cash.
He can not posses any dangerous weapons and must go through a mental evaluation.
His next court date is set for November.