Multiple arrests after Verona Island incident

VERONA ISLAND — A Verona Island man has been arrested on charges of domestic violence assault and terrorizing, among others, following an incident at a Verona Island residence this week.

On Wednesday, June 24, a concerned citizen contacted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office regarding the well-being of a friend. The Sheriff’s Office began investigating and “as a result learned of a very violent domestic violence incident which had been occurring for several hours.”

The deputies continued their investigation and ultimately obtained search warrants for a residence located at 22 West Side Drive on Verona Island. They also obtained an arrest warrant for Jeffery Witham, 44, of Verona Island.

At approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, deputies attempted to execute the search warrants and to arrest Witham.

“After several hours, it was determined additional resources were necessary to safely execute the search warrants,” according to a statement for the Sheriff’s Office.

The Maine State Police responded to assist.

At approximately 9 a.m., according to police, the warrants were safely executed. The deputies completed their search of the home but did not locate Witham. They did arrest two other individuals at the residence.

Nathan Dilworth, 41, of Verona Island and Texas was charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Class C. Lintisha Oliveras, 37, of Verona Island was charged with violation of condition of release. Both were transported to the Hancock County Jail.

The investigation continued leading into Penobscot County with the assistance of the Bangor Police Department, Maine State Police and Maine Drug Enforcement.

Witham was ultimately located in Plymouth and arrested by state police on warrants stemming from the incidents on Verona Island.

Witham has been charged with the domestic violence assault, Class C, terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, Class C, aggravated assault, Class B, domestic violence criminal threatening, Class C, domestic violence criminal threatening, Class B, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Class C.

Cyndi Wood

Cyndi Wood

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Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter.
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