Caribou man arrested in bow and arrow disturbance

Posted Jan. 12, 2009, at 9:30 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:04 a.m.

CARIBOU, Maine — A local man who created a disturbance at his apartment complex and then ran down the street yelling while holding a compound bow and arrow has been charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct, police said.

Travis Akerson, 27, is expected to make his initial court appearance in Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou on March 19.

Caribou Police Chief Michael Gahagan said his department received a call Sunday afternoon about a disturbance at a local apartment complex and Officer Corey Saucier responded. Akerson was running down the street yelling while holding a compound bow and arrow when Saucier arrived at the scene, Gahagan said.

Akerson, who was wearing no shirt, shoes or socks, pointed the bow and arrow at Saucier’s cruiser, but when Saucier stepped out of the cruiser, Akerson dropped the bow and arrow, Gahagan said.

Akerson had not been taking his prescribed medications, and that likely prompted the incident, according to the police chief.

Before the incident, a resident in Akerson’s apartment called police to report that someone was creating a disturbance by hollering and banging on the walls, Gahagan said.

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