June 25, 2018
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Detroit man arrested on gun charges after firing shots during altercation

Paul Dennis Wright
By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

DETROIT, Maine — A 58-year-old Detroit man was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly fired several shots from a firearm during an altercation with another man at his Troy Road residence, a Maine State Police sergeant said Wednesday.

Paul Wright has been charged with aggravated reckless conduct and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, Sgt. Peter Michaud of the state police barracks in Skowhegan said in a news release.

As of Wednesday evening, Wright remained at Somerset County Jail, where he is being held on bail set at $1,500 cash, a jail official said.

The series of incidents that led to Wright’s arrest began shortly after 8 p.m., when Wright reportedly became embroiled in a dispute with another male living on the property, Michaud said. The name of the other male was not released.

During the altercation, Wright fired several shots from a firearm, Michaud said. As the male was fleeing the property, Wright pointed another firearm at him, Michaud said.

Michaud said state police troopers were sent to the area and made contact with Wright, who was still armed. Wright, however, soon voluntarily surrendered to police, who took him into custody.

Michaud said that deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and personnel from the Detroit Fire Department assisted in the incident.

Troy Road was shut down for about two hours, Michaud said. The road was reopened after the incident was safely resolved, he said.

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