Police: No charges yet in Starks shooting case

Posted Nov. 02, 2012, at 3:23 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 03, 2012, at 8:18 a.m.

STARKS, Maine — A Starks man who was shot on his property Wednesday is improving, and nobody has been charged yet, according to police.

Kerry Hebert, 56, remains at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston in stable condition, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

The case remains under investigation, Lancaster said Friday afternoon. A shooter has been identified, but Lancaster wouldn’t go into specifics.

“It’s going to take probably two, three weeks to complete this investigation,” he said.

Information on the incident is still being gathered and will be forwarded to the Somerset County District Attorney’s office, which will determine whether charges are filed, according to Lancaster.

Hebert was shot near the intersection of Mount Hunger and Mayhew roads. Lancaster has said the incident is not being classified as a hunting accident even though a hunting party was involved.

He added that police have encountered no impediments in their investigation.

“Everybody’s been extremely cooperative and we’re moving forward with the investigation,” he said.