Jeremy Clement was ordered held on $500,000 cash bail on charges that he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend in Oakland on Wednesday before police subdued him with a stun gun.

Clement, 36, of Fairfield, is charged with burglary with intent to commit murder or assault, elevated aggravated assault for allegedly causing serious bodily injury to his ex-girlfriend, and assault on her mother.

Jasmine Caret, his ex-girlfriend, remains hospitalized at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with serious injuries from the gunshot wound.

Clement allegedly drove a four-wheeler to the Oakland home where Caret was staying with her mother, Roseanna Caret, then kicked in the door and shot Jasmine Caret. Roseanna Caret then hit him on the head with a baseball bat.

The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Michael Madigan, requested $1 million bail with conditions prohibiting him from contact with the victims.

“The victim in this was scared for her life,” Madigan said, adding that Clement had previous convictions for domestic violence assault, as well as another assault, violating a protection order, disorderly conduct and numerous driving violations, including operating under the influence and operating after habitual offender revocation, and a number of bail violations.

May Caret, Jasmine Caret’s 80-year-old grandmother, who was at home with her daughter and her granddaughter Wednesday night, said Friday that Clement has been abusive for a long time.

“Every time we advised her to leave, she didn’t dare leave because she was so scared of him,” May Caret said.

Clement and Jasmine Caret have a 3-year-old son together, and the son was taken from Clement because the home was not safe, according to Roseanna Caret.

Madigan said in court that a child protection hearing had been scheduled previously for this past Thursday and that information obtained by the district attorney’s office indicated Clement did not want Jasmine Caret to testify and “had made multiple threats against her life prior to this.”

While Madigan was speaking, Clement was shaking his head from side to side as if to indicate it was not true.


Clement has an extensive criminal history in Maine, according to a statewide records check.

He pleaded guilty to numerous criminal charges from 2004 to 2009 and received jail sentences, fines and probation, including convictions for criminal threatening in 2005, assault in 2006, operating under the influence in 2006, assault in 2007, and domestic violence assault in 2009. Clement’s history of violence apparently also has led others to file for protection from abuse orders against him.

An affidavit written by Oakland police Officer Todd Burbank said he received a call at 8:47 p.m. Wednesday from Jasmine Caret saying Clement was at her house and she wanted him removed.

Burbank said when he arrived, “Jasmine was outside and screamed at me that she has been shot.”

Burbank said he went inside and saw Clement on top of Roseanna Caret. Burbank pointed his firearm at Clement and told him to keep his hands up and move away.

Burbank said Clement refused to move away, and directed an expletive at Burbank.

“I kept asking Jeremy to get off Roseanna and he refused,” Burbank wrote. “I activated my Taser and I took him into custody.”

In court Friday, attorney Stephen Bourget, representing Clement as lawyer of the day, said Clement’s version of events differs from the police version.

“Mr. Clement certainly never intended to hurt anybody,” Bourget said. “He was talking to the mother of his child, and not her mother.”

Clement is scheduled for a disposition conference at 2 p.m. July 13.

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