June 23, 2018
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Man arrested after brief standoff near Downeast School in Bangor

By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police Friday morning arrested a man who allegedly brandished a shotgun and assaulted a woman in Capehart, just two blocks from Downeast School.

The police department’s Special Response Team arrested Jared Ross, 29, on the second floor of a residence at 33 Dirigo Drive. An 11-month-old infant who was inside the building with Ross was unharmed.

The incident began sometime before 4:30 a.m. while a mother and her adult daughter were at the home with Ross, whose relationship to the two women was not clear Friday morning, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards.

Ross became angry at some point that morning, allegedly assaulting the mother and brandishing a shotgun. The two women left the home and called police to report the alleged assault shortly after 4:30 a.m. from a store at the intersection of Blue Hill East and Finson Roads. When the women fled, they left behind the 11-month-old baby of the adult daughter.

Police called in the Special Response Team, the department’s robot, as well as negotiators in an attempt to make contact with Ross inside the residence.

After making several attempts to communicate with Ross, police sent in the robot, which is equipped with a camera, to make sure the first floor was clear. The Special Response Team followed, and found Ross on the second floor.

Ross surrendered to police without incident and was taken into custody, Edwards reported at about 8 a.m. Ross is being held at Penobscot County Jail and faces charges of misdemeanor domestic violence assault and Class B felony aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.

Mother and child were reunited, Edwards said.

The older of the two women received treatment for a head laceration from Bangor paramedics and was transported to a local hospital. Edwards did not say which hospital.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of the neighborhood where the incident took place. The neighborhood is Capehart, not Capeheart.

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