Friday, May 24, 2013
The Associated Press
LEWISTON — A six-hour standoff with an armed man inside a Lewiston motel has ended peacefully.
Police arrested Jeff Sewell at about 1 a.m. Wednesday and charged him with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and causing a police standoff.
Police responded to the Morning Star Inn at about 7 p.m. Tuesday following a dispute between Sewell and another man.
That other man, Richard Lamothe, said he notified motel management when Sewell loaded a gun. Lamothe said Sewell appeared intoxicated.
City officers as well as state police surrounded and evacuated the motel and closed the road to traffic as Sewell barricaded himself inside a room.
Sewell eventually gave himself up and was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail.