Maine

Police Chief Accused of Domestic Assault Submits Resignation

Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Ryan Reardon did not specify his reasons for quitting.

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A Maine police chief accused of choking a woman with whom he'd had an affair has resigned.

Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Ryan Reardon submitted a one-sentence resignation letter Friday, but did not specify his reasons for quitting.

Reardon was arrested last month on charges of aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. A judge set bail at $5,000 with stipulations including a prohibition on possessing weapons and contacting the victim, along with a requirement for a mental health evaluation.

Reardon was subsequently released after posting bail. Reardon has denied the allegations, according to his attorney, Walt McKee.

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