Central Maine Man Arrested at Gunpoint After Firing Rounds, Threatening Suicide
According to the Kennebec Journal, a Sidney man was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon following an incident. The KJ reports that a Sidney woman called 911 after a man became irate after finding out that she had been 'sexting' with another man.
Authorities responded to the area of West River Road in Sidney after receiving reports about a man who was threatening to kill himself while in possession of a loaded firearm. Reports indicate that 44-year-old, Michael Wayne Sprague, fired a gun while lying on the ground.
Kennebec Sheriff's Deputy, Jeffrey Boudreau, was one of the first to respond to the scene. Deputies were unsure whether or not Sprague was still armed, so they readied their rifles and took cover behind the door of a cruiser while ordering Sprague to the ground.
Sprague was taken into custody and transported to Maine General in Augusta for evaluation before being taken to the Kennebec County Jail on charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, obstructing report of a crime and discharging a firearm within 100 yards of a dwelling, according to the Kennebec Journal.
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