April 9, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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Woman shot in neck by boyfriend expected to live

A woman who was shot in the neck Monday by her live-in boyfriend is expected to survive her wound.

Steve McCausland, a spokesman for the Maine State Police, said 38-year-old Sharon Demayo had to be flown by Lifeflight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

State troopers were called to Demayo’s home on Depot Street in Buckfield around 5 p.m.

They arrested 41-year-old Scott Ackley, who was being held Monday night at the Oxford County Jail on a charged of domestic violence assault.

Two teenage boys were inside the home at the time of the shooting but were not injured.


Man on probation arrested for drug trafficking at motel

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents and Kennebunk police arrested a convicted felon after raiding his motel room Monday afternoon.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said 23-year-old Shaun Barry of Kennebunk was arrested at the Turnpike Motel, 77 Old Alewive Road in Kennebunk.

Police seized about 60 grams of crack, scales, packaging materials, $900 in cash and two semi-automatic pistols from his room. They also recovered some stolen property.

Barry was taken to the York County Jail where he was charged with aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine and prohibited possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Barry had been free on probation from Massachusetts, where he had prior convictions for drug and firearm-related crimes. He is being held at the county jail on $50,000 cash bail.


County sheriff’s tactical squad mobilized for arrest

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office tactical squad had to be mobilized Monday afternoon after police went to arrest a Casco man who was known to be in possession of several firearms.

Sheriff Kevin J. Joyce said 38-year-old Matthew Peterson was arrested without incident at his home on Lakewood Road in Casco.

Peterson was arrested on a warrant charging him with domestic violence assault, a Class B offense. He was being held Monday night without bail at the Cumberland County Jail.

Joyce said that Peterson allegedly assaulted and strangled his girlfriend at their home early Saturday morning.

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