June 24, 2018
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Franklin man faces shooting charges

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff

FRANKLIN, Maine — A man is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly shot at two people and later surrendered to a Maine State Police tactical team, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

Gregory Ray, 55, was arrested Saturday morning on multiple charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, according to Detective Alan Brown of the Sheriff’s Department.

The shooting is being investigated as a domestic violence incident, according to police.

Police went to Ray’s home on South Bay Road after a woman and her 23-year-old son came to the Sheriff’s Department shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday to report the incident, Brown said in a prepared statement.

There was no further incident after police were notified of the shooting, according to Brown.

Deputy Jeff McFarland, the lead investigator in the case, said Sunday that Ray is accused of shooting a rifle at the woman and at her son. He said Ray surrendered peacefully to police around 7 a.m., several hours after they arrived and took position outside the house.

No one was injured during the shooting incident or ensuing standoff, according to police.

McFarland said Ray still was being held Sunday evening at Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

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