April 24, 2019
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Lisbon man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at another driver

William Dunton III

WISCASSET, Maine — A 33-year-old Lisbon man was arrested Friday after allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at another driver on Route 1 in Wiscasset.

William Dunton III was charged with felony criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and released from Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on $5,000 cash bail, according to Chief Deputy Brett Strout of the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office.

An 18-year-old Nobleboro man reported that afternoon that a man driving a 2006 Subaru Impreza tailgated and honked his horn at him as he headed south on Route 1 from Wiscasset into Woolwich, Strout said.

“The driver looked in the rearview mirror and Dunton had a handgun and was racking the slide forward, and the driver took it as a threat and called it in,” Strout said.

Bath police stopped Dunton on Route 1 near Burger King in Bath just after 3:30 p.m. An officer allegedly seized a loaded, semi-automatic gun from him.

Dunton is scheduled to appear in West Bath District Court on June 14.


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