February 18, 2019
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Freeport felon accused of firing gun at family gathering

Gino Bianchini | Freeport Police Department
Gino Bianchini | Freeport Police Department
Linwood Grover

FREEPORT, Maine — A 34-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon on Litchfield Road after allegedly firing a rifle several times when an argument with a family member escalated.

Linwood Grover of Freeport was charged with aggravated reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, criminal threatening, assault and violation of conditions of release as a result of the altercation, according to Acting Police Chief Susan Nourse of the Freeport Police Department.

Grover was visiting with family when an argument with a relative escalated into a fight, “and then Grover got a .22 and shot it several times,” Nourse wrote in an email Tuesday morning.

The rifle belonged to a resident of the home, according to Nourse, and Grover is prohibited from possessing a firearm because he has been convicted of a felony.

No injuries were reported.

After police were called, they found Grover had left the residence. Grover was arrested Saturday evening in Bath and, after evaluation at a hospital, was taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland.

Grover remained in Cumberland County Jail on Tuesday morning held on $2,060 cash bail. A court date was not immediately available.

 



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