Rep. Frederick Wintle, R-Garland, appeared in Kennebec County Superior Court on this afternoon to answer charges of criminal threatening and carrying a concealed weapon, stemming from an incident in Waterville over the weekend.

He remains jailed pending $3,500 cash bail.

He offered an unsolicited comment after his court appearance: “I believe in America. I believe in God. I believe in sunshine.”

Wintle was arrested Saturday for allegedly pointing a loaded pistol at a man in the parking lot of Dunkin’ Donuts on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville. The man, Michael Seamans of Sidney, was unhurt and called by police an “innocent bystander.”

Seamans is also a photographer for the Morning Sentinel, but was not working at the time of the incident with Wintle, which occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Some lawmakers had expressed concern about Wintle’s increasingly erratic behavior.

As part of court-ordered bail conditions, Wintle is barred from the State House complex. The judge also included provisions requiring him to submit to a mental evaluation and barring him from having a gun.