FARMINGTON — A Kingfield man is accused of threatening two people, including a Mt. Blue Campus student, by aiming a 12-gauge shotgun at them, Maine State Police Trooper Keith Barton said Wednesday.

Barton said he received information Monday from school resource officer Bridgette Gilbert that a student told her he and a friend were threatened with a gun by Kevin Smith, 18.

After an investigation and interviews with the two victims and Smith, Barton said he arrested Smith on a felony charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and a misdemeanor charge of terrorizing.

A conviction on the criminal threatening charge carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

The victim told police he went to Smith’s residence on Saturday to pick up a mutual friend. According to the victim’s statement, Smith became angry that the victim was there to pick up the friend, Barton said.

“Consequently, Smith grabbed a 12-gauge shotgun and threatened the victim with the gun, at one point even aiming it at the victim and his vehicle telling him to leave his residence,” he said.

As the victim was leaving, Smith discharged the firearm twice, not toward the victim’s vehicle but still in an unsafe threatening manner, Barton said.

Smith was taken to Franklin County jail and released on $1,000 cash bail on Monday. He is scheduled to appear in a Franklin County court on June 23.

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