LEWISTON — A local man charged with attempted murder in a car shooting last week will remain in jail on $100,000 cash bail.

Jauston Sanders, 24, of 195 Lincoln St. apparently told police he had shot at a man in a car from a rival gang because he had been “disrespected” and believed he would be shot at.

Police said Sanders pulled a pistol and fired shots at a black Chevrolet Impala on Sabattus Street shortly before 10 a.m. Nov. 4. Witnesses said the shooter wore a hoodie and had a scruffy goatee.

As shots were fired, the car sped off, witnesses told police. The shooter continued to walk up to the corner of Sabattus and Howe streets, paused, then walked up Howe Street.

The driver of the car, Devine Nazaire, 29, said he had stopped for the traffic light at Sabattus and College streets. He looked up and saw somebody that he knew from “the streets” approaching his car and yelling something as he pulled out a black semi-automatic pistol, police wrote in an affidavit for Sanders’ arrest. The man on foot fired shots through the windshield of the car driven by Nazaire, who turned into the oncoming lane of traffic and sped off as the man continued to fire shots.

Nazaire told police he had gotten into an altercation earlier with man who had “boys,” including Sanders, whose street name was JDogg.

The Impala had four bullet holes on the passenger side and one through the windshield, police said. The bullet through the windshield lodged near the headrest and would have just missed Nazaire’s head. Police recovered six shell casings from a .40-caliber gun where the shooting was reported.

Nearby surveillance video collected by police showed the shooting.

Investigators learned from sources that the shooting was sparked by an ongoing dispute between a suspect criminal group from Massachusetts and a similar group from New York. The shooter was apparently connected to the Massachusetts group; Nazaire, to the New York group, police said. Other sources said the shooter was from Oklahoma. Police traced that information through a Myspace page to Sanders, who was also known as “JRock.”

Nazaire picked Sanders out of a photo lineup.

Sanders appeared in 8th District Court on Wednesday, where attorneys discussed the charges and bail. He continued to be held Thursday at Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn. If he were to be released on bail, he would be barred from having alcohol and illegal drugs and would be subject to search and testing at random for use of both.

He is prohibited from having contact with Nazaire and may not be at his home or work.

The Class A charge of attempted murder is punishable by up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

Sanders told police he is a “gang banger” and a member of the Bloods,” according to a police affidavit. He said he believed Nazaire had “disrespected him” and had followed him around.

He admitted that he fired at Nazaire because he thought Nazaire was going to pull a gun on him.

Sanders also was charged with unlawful possession of oxycodone, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Police said the drugs were found in Sanders’ apartment, where they searched for a weapon after Sanders was in jail. Sanders told police the drugs were his, but he was not selling them.

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