Topsham teen indicted for allegedly shooting into Brunswick house

Posted May 09, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
Brenden Christopher Jasper
Brunswick Police Department
Brenden Christopher Jasper

BRUNSWICK, Maine — An 18-year-old Topsham man has been indicted on charges including aggravated assault because police say he shot a gun into a McLellan Street home in February.

Brenden Jasper was indicted on a Class B felony charge of aggravated assault, a Class C felony charge of reckless conduct and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief, according to an indictment handed up this week by a Cumberland County grand jury.

Brunswick police responded at 10:01 p.m. Feb. 9 to 37 McLellan St. for a report that a gun had been fired into the residence. A bullet went through a window in the exterior wall of the home, struck a television and continued into the next room.

A 20-year-old woman suffered minor injuries when the television exploded after being hit by the bullet.

Jasper was arrested at his apartment the following day and charged with those crimes, as well as with criminal attempt, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department said at the time. He was released from the Brunswick police station on $10,000 unsecured bail.

The shooting was allegedly in retaliation for an incident that occurred in Topsham the previous Saturday night involving Jasper and a 21-year-old male occupant of the Brunswick apartment, according to Hagan.

On Friday, Topsham Police Lt. Frederick Dunn said “the shooting stemmed from an altercation,” but that no charges were filed following the Topsham incident “because everyone that was involved was very uncooperative and didn’t want to talk to the police.”

Hagan said in February that police recovered a shotgun at Jasper’s apartment. The gun did not belong to Jasper, according to Hagan. He was not sure whether the gun was loaded at the time police seized it.

 

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