CUSHING — A Cushing man, who, according to police, chased and threatened to stab a father and son, was seriously injured when the victims pinned him between vehicles as they tried to escape his rampage.

Jason Baughman, 46, of Cushing, was arrested at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport before being taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor to be treated for his injuries, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

Baughman’s son, Cote Baughman, 25, was arrested a little while later outside Pen Bay when he allegedly threatened to kill the two people who injured his father, Carroll said.

The sheriff’s department responded shortly after 8 p.m. to a Cushing residence.

The investigation determined Jason Baughman threatened another man and his teenage son with a knife. Baughman allegedly chased the two out of the residence and attempted to stab them, police said.

The victim and his son took refuge in a truck where Baughman continued to threaten them while slashing a tire and yelling he was going to “gut them like a fish,” according to Carroll.


The father attempted to get away, put the truck in drive and “stepped on it,” Carroll said. The vehicle went forward and pinned Baughman between the truck and another car in the yard.

The man who was allegedly threatened and his son left the residence and called 911. The pair had to stop a short distance down the road due to the flat tire.

Baughman was transported to PBMC and then to EMMC.

Before being transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center, Jason Baughman was arrested and bailed at the Rockport hospital, charged with Class D criminal mischief and two Class C felonies of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.

Later on, deputies were at the hospital continuing the investigation when Cote Baughman, 25, of Cushing, made threatening statements that he was going to kill the driver of the truck that injured his father.

The younger Baughman ran out of the hospital. Deputy Arthur Smith chased him to the parking lot and placed him under arrest for terrorizing. He was transported to Knox County Jail in Rockland without further incident, according to Carroll.

The dispute allegedly began when Baughman and a friend were having an argument, and the victim attempted to help remove some children from the scene.

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