SKOWHEGAN — A Jackman man waiting to be extradited to Pennsylvania to face a repeat drunken driving charge will stay in Maine to face a felony charge that he pointed a gun at a Somerset County sheriff’s deputy.

Matthew Todd Mayberry, 45, was approached for arrest on the fugitive from justice warrant in May at his home in Jackman, he allegedly pointed a gun at Somerset County Deputy Lucas Libby and said, “You are not the one running the show. I am.” Despite that, he was arrested by Libby and two U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Extradition papers signed by Maine Gov. Paul LePage to send Mayberry back to Pennsylvania were finalized in July, but local law enforcement authorities decided to hold Mayberry and proceed with the local charges against him, Assistant District Attorney Brent Davis said this week. Mayberry is charged in Maine with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a class C felony; and refusing to submit to arrest or detention, a misdemeanor.

Once Mayberry has been to trial and the case is finalized in Somerset County court, he can be extradited to Pennsylvania, Davis said. No trial dates have been set.

The charge in Pennsylvania is driving under the influence with a previous conviction. The warrant was issued after Mayberry allegedly fled that jurisdiction before he could face the charge.

Mayberry was released after he was arrested because the warrant from Pennsylvania was for a misdemeanor. In Maine, a fugitive from justice must be changed with a felony in order for police to hold him, Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said at the time.

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