Sheriff's deputy helps to transport Shane Michaud to the Fort Kent Police Department on Monday morning. Michaud was arrested and charged in connection with a shooting that took place in Allagash. Credit: Jessica Potila / St. John Valley Times

 

ALLAGASH, Maine — Police have arrested Shane Michaud in connection with a shooting that occurred in Allagash, according to Aroostook County Sheriff Shawn Gillen.

Shane Michaud, 34, of St. Agatha was charged with attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault after a shooting at 189 Dickie Road on Nov. 22, police said.

Deputies found a 27-year-old Van Buren man with a serious gunshot wound when they arrived at the house shortly before 6 a.m. Michaud was arrested at a residence in St. Francis at 9:19 a.m., officials said.

The shooting victim was taken to Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent and later transported by helicopter to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Michaud was taken to Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.

Officers from multiple agencies had staked out a garage on Route 161 in St. Francis Tuesday morning in search of the shooter. Gillen said at the time that he did not believe the public was in danger, but the town was on alert just the same.

Acadia Federal Credit Union in St. Francis closed its doors for business Tuesday because of the shooting.

Branch manager Mary Landry, who is also the town’s second selectperson, said she reopened the branch at 10:30 a.m. once she learned the shooter was in custody.

“It’s a scary time in our communities right now, and I’m grateful the incident came to an end with no further injuries,” Landry said.

This is not the first police manhunt that has taken place in St. Francis. In 2014, Jesse Marquis eluded multiple police agencies for six days before being taken into custody for the shooting death of 31-year-old Amy Theriault.

 

Marquis was sentenced to life in prison for killing Theriault. Her family has worked with legislators to strengthen domestic violence sentencing laws in memory of Theriault.

Correction: A previous version of this story stated the incorrect location of the garage. It is in St. Francis.