New Gloucester man charged after allegedly chasing houseguest with shotgun

Posted Oct. 09, 2013, at 11:21 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 09, 2013, at 1:28 p.m.
Gregory Mathias
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
Gregory Mathias

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — A 31-year-old man was charged Tuesday night with felony criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and terrorizing after allegedly chasing a houseguest with a shotgun.

Gregory D. Mathias Jr. of New Gloucester remained in Cumberland County Jail on Wednesday on $5,000 bail, according Capt. Don Goulet of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies and Maine State Police troopers went to a Jennie Lane home just before 11 p.m. Tuesday for a report that a man with a shotgun was chasing another man.

Prior to deputies arriving, the suspect had returned to his home, according to Goulet.

Deputies set up a perimeter and used a public address system in a cruiser to order occupants out of the home.

Mathias, his partner, the alleged victim and that person’s family all emerged from the home, Goulet said.

Mathias was arrested without incident and taken to Cumberland County Jail.

Goulet said the alleged victim, his wife and his three children, who live out of state, were guests at the home. He said alcohol was a factor in the incident.

“Everyone knew each other, and you add alcohol and an argument and no common sense and out comes the shotgun,” Goulet said.

Mathias is scheduled for arraignment on Friday in Portland.

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