Man accused of shooting brother

Posted Nov. 12, 2008, at 10:15 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 5:54 a.m.

TOWNSHIP 8 RANGE 9, Maine — A New Jersey man was charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a firearm and criminal mischief Saturday after he allegedly shot his brother twice after an argument while the pair were at a remote sporting camp west of Ashland.

Mark Schenck, 36, of Flemington, N.J., was charged but not arrested for shooting his brother Brian Schenck, 42, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., in the neck and arm, according to Sgt. Tom Pelletier of the Maine State Police in Houlton. Schenck’s initial court date had not been scheduled Wednesday, but it will occur in Penobscot County Superior Court, Pelletier said.

The victim was taken by ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle where he was treated for his wounds and later was released, Pelletier said.

The shooting occurred at 10 p.m. Friday, but police were not alerted until 10 the next morning when a motorist found the victim in a vehicle on Oxbow Road, about 20 miles from the campground or about 50 miles west of Ashland. Schenck had attempted to get to a hospital after the shooting, but the vehicle became stuck, Pelletier said Wednesday.

The motorist, a retired doctor whose name was not released, administered first aid to the victim and then took him back to the campground where a 911 call was placed by the sporting camp owner, according to Pelletier.

Pelletier said an argument had ensued between the two men on Friday night before the shooting. Mark Schenck allegedly shot his brother in the right side of his neck and his right arm with a .22-caliber revolver, he said.

Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife wardens and the northern Criminal Investigation Division of the state police assisted local troopers at the scene.

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