Late Monday night the Augusta Police Department received information about an assault that had occurred on Water Street. 

The 32-year-old female victim reported that Lorne C. Sherwood, 45 of Augusta, attempted to sexually assault her. Officers located Sherwood at his residence but he was unwilling cooperate. After several failed attempts to negotiate with Sherwood, officers withdrew but continued monitoring the residence to make sure that Sherwood did not leave.

Around Noon today the Augusta Police obtained a search warrant for Sherwood’s residence. Officers reestablished communication with Sherwood, who opened his door bringing a peaceful resolution to an otherwise hostile situation.

Sherwood is charged with Assault, Criminal Threatening, Creating a Police Standoff, and Violation of Probation. Sherwood has an extensive criminal history and is a registered sex offender.