TOPSHAM — Police arrested a Bowdoinham man accused of threatening to “shoot up” Central Maine Community College for violating the conditions of his bail, according to Two Bridges Regional Jail staff.

Darren Lilly, 23, was arrested Aug. 13 after police said people who knew Lilly said he had threatened to “shoot up” the school. Police seized numerous firearms, including a shotgun concealed in an instrument case.

Lilly was released on $1,000 unsecured bond after his arrest, meaning he only had to post a $60 bail commissioner’s fee. That drew concern from the college’s president and the local sheriff.

Topsham police arrested Lilly again Sept. 14.

On Monday, he posted $3,500 bond and was released again, according to jail staff. Details about what that bail violation entailed weren’t immediately available.

He faces a charge of terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

As a condition of his bail, Lilly was not allowed to possess firearms, nor was he allowed in Auburn. At his first court appearance Sept. 11, a judge required Lilly to enter a Maine pre-trial services agreement, allowing for more supervision until his next court date, something common with similar felony charges. The judge also raised Lilly’s bail to $500, which he later paid to secure his release.

Darren Lilly

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