Police say Rangeley man was drunk, firing handgun

Posted July 18, 2013, at 1:14 p.m.

DALLAS PLANTATION, Maine — A Rangeley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after Rangeley police were alerted to an intoxicated man firing a handgun into a tree on Dallas Hill Road.

Rangeley police and Border Patrol representatives arrived at the scene first and secured the area, Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Lowell said Thursday.

Rangeley police took Frank Thompson, 22, into custody until Deputy Nicholas Zecher arrived, he said.

Thompson was intoxicated and shooting into a tree and it is believed also toward the road, Lowell said.

Zecher arrested Thompson on charges of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and violation of condition of release on an unrelated case, he said.

Thompson is being held at the Franklin County jail without bail on the violation charge and will have to go before a judge to have bail set, a corrections officer said..

His bail on the firearm charge is set at $2,500 cash.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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