May 20, 2018
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Man accused of firing 70 gunshots in downtown Bangor scheduled to be in court Monday

Perrin Oliver
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Perrin Oliver, the man accused of firing 70 rounds of ammunition inside his second story apartment and out the window onto city streets on the Fourth of July, is scheduled to go before a judge today at 1 p.m., at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Oliver was originally scheduled to appear in court via videoconference from Penobscot County Jail on Friday to hear the charges against him, but the appearance was delayed because he refused to meet with a court-appointed attorney.

Bangor attorney Benjamin Fowler, who was appointed by the court to serve as Oliver’s lawyer, told Assistant District Attorney Susan Pope that Oliver had refused to meet with him. Fowler said Monday that another attorney, the public defender for the day, is scheduled to meet with Oliver.

Oliver is facing charges of Class B reckless conduct with a firearm and Class C criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. A jail official described him as being more cooperative Monday morning.

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