LEWISTON — Two local men were arrested after police received reports of gunfire Tuesday night in a downtown apartment building.

Eric Lundin, 34, of 104 Blake St. was arrested and charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Each charge is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Antonio “Monk” Rembert, 34, of 176.5 Blake St. was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Police said officers responded to a first floor apartment at Rembert’s address shortly after 7 p.m.

Lewiston Police Detective Scot Bradeen and Central Maine Violent Crimes Task Force Agent Derrick St. Laurent were able to identify the two men as suspects after an investigation.

Bradeen recovered a .22-caliber firearm from inside the apartment.

Both men were being held Wednesday afternoon in lieu of $700 cash for Lundin and $50,000 cash for Rembert, police said.

The higher bail for Rembert may stem from his background – Rembert has an extensive criminal history in the area, dating back to 1995 when he was arrested on a charge of threatening a store clerk with a lighter during a downtown robbery.

In 1998, police arrested him on federal charges for brandishing a shotgun during a fight at Pleasantview Acres. He was sent to prison for three years.

In 2006, Rembert was charged with aggravated assault after stabbing another man repeatedly in the chest during a fight in Auburn. When Rembert failed to appear in court to answer that charge, he became one of Lewiston’s most wanted fugitives.

In Feb. of 2007, he was arrested in Hollywood, Fla. by local, state and federal agents on foot, in cars and in a helicopter, raided the house at which Rembert had been staying.

He was later extradited to Lewiston.


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