A Waterville man was arrested over the weekend after being accused of harassing a former girlfriend.
The woman called police Saturday to report Roger Bower, 40, had been sending her unwanted text messages, which is a violation of the protection order she was granted.
Police went to Bower's home in Waterville to arrest him for the violation, but he refused to answer the door. With a search warrant in hand, police returned around 3:15 a.m.Sunday and forced their way inside when Bower again refused to answer. He was arrested and is now awaiting his arraignment.
Sheriff Dale Lancaster said Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a good time to consider the importance of a protection order. He added it gives his deputies a tool to take action and help protect victims from continued harassment or abuse.