Bail for an Orrington man arrested early Sunday morning after police say he shot a man multiple times in downtown Bangor was set Monday at $100,000 cash or $200,000 in property.
Jordan David Bishop, 32, is charged with attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and aggravated assault, according to the Penobscot County District Attorney’s office.
Bishop was not asked to enter pleas in a brief appearance before Judge Gregory Campbell at the Penobscot Judicial Center because he has not yet been indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury.
The incident began shortly before midnight while Parent was at Tesoro Italian Restaurant on Harlow Street in Bangor, according to a police affidavit. He noticed Bishop, whom he did not know but who was “visibly intoxicated,” hanging around his truck.
“Concerned that this male was breaking into his truck, [Bishop] went outside to confront him,” according to the affidavit. “He stated that Bishop was visibly intoxicated and urinating on his truck. Parent and Bishop had a verbal altercation at that point with Parent telling Bishop to leave and Bishop being argumentative. Parent went back inside the restaurant.”
Bishop allegedly returned a few minutes later and made faces through the front window of the eatery.
Parent and several other patrons went outside to confront Bishop and it escalated into a physical fight, the affidavit said. One man punched Bishop twice in the face, and Parent placed Bishop in a chokehold. Once he was released, Bishop walked away, and Parent and the others went back inside the restaurant.
Bishop came back a short time later, parked his truck across the street from the restaurant and allegedly walked toward it. Parent told police that he left the restaurant to confront Bishop because there were seven to nine patrons inside.
“Once in the street, Bishop produced a pistol and briefly chased Parent around Parent’s truck,” according to the affidavit. “Parent tried to get back inside the restaurant. He was near the front door when he heard several gunshots. Parent sustained a grazing bullet wound to his head and a gunshot wound to the back
“Several other shots perforated the building,” the affidavit said. “Parent dove into a stairwell inside the restaurant until a uniformed police officer came into a stairwell and helped Parent to an ambulance.”
Bishop came out of the building with his hands up over his head shortly after Parent was removed, according to the affidavit. Officers found a 9mm pistol on a table inside the restaurant. Police found two magazines — one loaded, one empty — on Bishop during a search.
Brown described Bishop in court as an Iraq War veteran who was receiving services from the Department of Veterans Affairs at Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.
Campbell set bail $25,000 higher than the $75,000 cash requested by the district attorney’s office. The judge set the property bail at the request of defense attorney Donald Brown of Brewer.
“I’m very much concerned with the seriousness of these allegations and the extreme danger the defendant caused [the victim] and all the people in the area,” Campbell said.
Bail conditions include no contact with Parent or seven other people.
Brown told the judge that Bishop was injured late Saturday or early Sunday when “no less than four people assaulted him.”
“Mr. Bishop suffered a broken nose and cuts and bruises,” Brown said. “We do expect other people to be charged in this case.”
Bishop is next due in court July 8.
If convicted of the most serious crime of attempted murder, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.