December 04, 2019
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Third suspect arrested in Presque Isle shooting after a six-day manhunt

Maine Department of Public Safety | BDN
Maine Department of Public Safety | BDN
Authorities arrested Jason Alexander, a third suspect in the Northern Road shooting on Sept. 9 that left one victim in critical condition. Alexander was arrested without incident, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office.

A six-day manhunt for Jason Alexander, the third suspect in the Northern Road shooting in Presque Isle last week, has ended with three arrests, authorities confirmed on Sunday night. 

Around 6 p.m., the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Alexander was hiding out in a Blaine residence. Officers found and arrested Alexander without incident for his alleged role in a shooting that left one man in critical condition, the sheriff’s office said Sunday. He was also wanted on three unrelated warrants for failure to appear in court. 

Police said a man called 911 around 6 a.m. Sept. 9 to report that he had been shot at a residence on Northern Road in a neighborhood near Skyway Industrial Park.

Some schools and businesses in the area were advised to shut down while police investigated the shooting. The victim from the shooting underwent surgery at A.R. Gould hospital, but was later transported by helicopter to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he remains in intensive care. 

His identity has not yet been released.

Police also arrested two others on Sunday evening. Jordan Field, 36, of Blaine and Ned Ketchum, 50, of Mars Hill are being charged with hindering apprehension. 

Both are expected to appear in court at a later date, a press release from ASCO said on Sunday night. 

Police initially identified Alexander and a second man named Jomo White as the primary suspects in the case. Four days after the shooting, police confirmed they had arrested Brittany Britton for her involvement in the shooting. 

White, 31, of Atlanta, Georgia, was found near State Street and taken into custody on Tuesday morning. He is being held at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton on felony charges of attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a firearm. 

Britton, who is local to the area, was charged with elevated aggravated assault and aggravated reckless conduct with a firearm — both of which are felony charges, Presque Isle police Detective Kristopher Beck said Friday morning. 

Both White and Britton appeared before a judge on Wednesday morning, Beck said. A judge set Britton’s bail at $50,000 and White at $250,000 cash.

This story was originally published in The County.



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