SKOWHEGAN — A West Athens man who reportedly was at a bloody brawl at the Fourth of July parade in that town was arrested Wednesday morning in Skowhegan following another bloody fight, according to police.

Jason E. Carr, 25, of Vernal Huff Road, was subdued with a Taser stun gun after he allegedly resisted arrest in the Skowhegan incident, which involved 20 or more people fighting on Milburn Street.

Carr was charged with two counts of criminal mischief and with violating the conditions of release, according to Skowhegan Deputy Police Chief Rick Bonneau.

Jail intake officer Tara Hamlin said later Wednesday that Carr had been to court and was sentenced to serve 10 days in the county jail.

Bonneau said police officers from Skowhegan, Madison and Fairfield were called to Milburn Street just after 1:15 a.m. Wednesday. The group of people scattered when police arrived. An ambulance also was sent to the scene.

“The initial call reported that shots were fired; however, we do not believe this to be the case at this time and believe it was a metal object being thrown to the ground, repeatedly causing loud bangs,” Bonneau said.

Bonneau said Fairfield police Officer Casey Dugas witnessed Carr break a window with his fist at a home near the fight and charged him with criminal mischief.

“Carr resisted arrest and Officer Dugas was forced to use the Taser to gain compliance, which was effective,” Bonneau said.

Carr reportedly was present Monday during an attack by 15 to 20 people on the driver and a passenger of a truck on Valley Road in West Athens during the annual Fourth of July parade. That’s according to Louie Johnson, 21, who was injured in the attack.

No charges have been brought in that incident. State police are investigating.

Doug Harlow — 474-9534

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