Saturday, May 18, 2013
A man from Westbrook who is charged with attempted murder in a shooting in Falmouth will be held in jail on $100,000 bail and could face deportation if convicted.
Court papers made public Friday say that Corey Reid, 28, who goes by the street name "Swaggman," fired six shots into the house at 407 Route 1 in Falmouth at 2 a.m. on June 20. One of those shots passed through a pillow where a couple were sleeping at the time.
Witnesses told police that Reid was shooting at a man who lived there. The two had a longstanding feud involving a woman and a stolen television.
The victim told police that Reid was the only person he knew who would try to shoot him.
Falmouth police broadcast a bulletin to other agencies asking for information about Reid, and learned he had been stopped for speeding in Windham in a silver Pontiac Grand Prix a couple of hours before the shooting.
Westbrook police found the car at Reid's house on Roosevelt Trail and kept watch while Falmouth police drafted a search warrant.
When police searched Reid's house, they say, they found drugs and a gun hidden in a bucket of chicken excrement, but it was not the gun that was used in the shooting. Witnesses told police that Reid had put the gun there to throw off police.
However, in the box that held the gun were shells that had been fired from a .45-caliber Glock, which the Maine State Police crime lab says was the gun used in the shooting.
Reid, who is originally from Jamaica, also faces charges of trafficking in crack cocaine. In asking for high bail, prosecutors said Friday that he faces years if not decades in prison and so he is a significant flight risk.
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