February 24, 2020
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Gardiner man arrested after allegedly shooting one person and stabbing another

Dreamstime | TNS
Dreamstime | TNS

Police arrested a 21-year-old man Saturday afternoon in connection with a shooting and stabbing that occurred earlier that morning in Gardiner.

Dylan Ketcham of Gardiner has been charged with elevated aggravated assault and is being held at the Kennebec County Jail, state police spokesperson Stephen McCausland said.

One man was shot and another man was stabbed early Saturday morning. Gardiner police were called by a neighbor after one of the injured men came to the door and asked for help. When police and rescue personnel arrived, they found both men outside the home just after 1 a.m, McCausland said.

The two men were taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral hospital in Augusta before being flown by Lifeflight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland for emergency surgery, McCausland said.

A Maine State Police dog assisted with the tracking of Ketcham, who was found about a half-mile away in the foundation of an abandoned building. He was taken into custody for questioning before being arrested, McCausland said.

The identities of the two injured men, who are both in their twenties, are not being released yet as police continue to monitor their conditions, McCausland said.


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