The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office responded early Monday to reports of shots fired and a naked man running down a road in Casco.

Deputies ultimately arrested four men and charged them with trafficking in scheduled drugs. Additional charges are likely as the investigation continues.

Clockwise from top left, Ajoung Malual, Mahdi Ali, Noh Okubazghi and Samson Samson Photos by Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies responded to the 300 block of Tenney Hill Road at 1:30 a.m. Monday after receiving reports of gunshots fired, and then of a man running down the road naked, according to a news release.

They located the naked man, who had been shot and injured. He told police he had been taken at gunpoint from his home in Naples, put into the trunk of a car, and driven to a rural area in Casco and told to strip naked.

He told the deputies that he feared for his life and began running through the woods while shots were fired at him.

That stretch of Tenney Hill Road in Casco isn’t far from Route 302, but is largely rural. There is a row of mobile homes along one side of the road, with woods and fields all around.

The man who was shot is 39 years old but was not identified by law enforcement. He was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and treated for gunshot wounds. He was in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries, but Capt. Donald Goulet of the sheriff’s office declined to talk about the injuries.

Deputies later stopped a vehicle in Windham that matched the victim’s description of the car. The four men inside were detained and later arrested on drug trafficking charges after deputies searched them and the car. Goulet would not say what was found during the search.

The four men arrested are: Ajoung M. Malual, 22, of Westbrook; Mahdi B. Ali, 23, of Boston; Noh Y. Okubazghi, 20, of Boston; and Samson S. Samson, 22, of Minneapolis.

Bail has been set at $150,000 for each man. Goulet said he expected additional charges to be brought this week.

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