Arrest made in Tall Pines shooting

LEWISTON — A local man was arrested in Turner on Tuesday and charged with firing a gun at River Valley Village apartments Friday.

Police and federal agents arrested Tyone Jones, 27, originally of Brooklyn, N.Y., and charged him with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. Investigators said more arrests may be forthcoming.

The late-afternoon shooting rattled nerves at the apartment complex formerly known as Tall Pines. No one was hurt, but witnesses said it appeared bullets hit the side of an apartment building and struck a nearby trash bin.

The motive for the shooting was still being investigated. Lewiston police were joined by agents from the Central Maine Violent Crimes Task Force as the search for suspects got under way.

Police on Friday night said they had solid information about the person who fired the shots, but the suspect remained at large over the weekend.

On Tuesday, police said further leads led officers and agents to Turner where they found and arrested Jones without incident.

He was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail where he was being booked late Tuesday afternoon.

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Jim Cyr's picture

Monsieur LaFlamme, would you

please define " local man "?

Another transplant..

Just another day for these transplants to bring their culture to Maine...it would be nice to stop them at the border of Maine if possible...they bring the lifestyle of their neighborhoods to Maine and think nothing of it...this is not the way life should be....

FRANK EARLEY's picture

Why don't we just avoid the middleman?????

Lets just go down and arrest the entire City of New York, On the way home they could stop and arrest the entire city of Brockton MA as well. Let us not forget to issue written trespass warnings to Laurence, New Bedford, and Lowell MA. We need to eliminate the source......

 's picture

that would be convenient and

that would be convenient and save time. but think of all that paperwork!

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