SKOWHEGAN — A Skowhegan man has been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on two counts of reckless conduct with a firearm related to a shooting in August.

Shayne Paul Oliver, 22, of Winter Street, is charged with firing a single shot from an SKS assault rifle at a car Aug. 20 on Main Street in Skowhegan, according to court documents. The charges are class C felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison on each count.

No one was hurt, but police said somone could have been.

“When police recovered the SKS, it was still loaded with additional rounds in the magazine,” Deputy Police Chief Dale Lancaster said at the time. “Though the round missed the vehicle, which was fortunate, the trajectory of the bullet still had the potential to do serious harm.”

The car was owned by a Shannon Young of Madison. The car’s driver was Nathaniel Udoroh, also of Madison.

Lancaster said Oliver and Udoroh had been arguing the previous couple of weeks.

According to court documents Oliver confessed to the shooting and said that he believed Udoroh had a gun and was going to shoot him. Police searched the car, but did not find a weapon.

Oliver surrendered without incident and remains at the Somerset County jail in East Madison, unable to post the $2,500 cash bond, according to a jail intake worker.

Others indicted by the grand jury were:

• Anthoney E. Davis, 36, of Madison, charged with two counts of trafficking in scheduled drugs in Madison, June 15 and June 19.

• James G. Chartrand, 45, of Shawmut, charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and operating after license revocation, July 3 in Skowhegan.

• Joshua L. Vincent, 28, of Anson, charged with burglary, theft and violating the conditions of release, June 29 in Anson.

• Eric C. Thompson, 28, of Unity, charged with violating the conditions of release, Aug. 16 in Bingham.

• Kaleb O. Bowring, 19, of Norridgewock, charges with burglary and theft, June 19 in Norridgewock.

• James J. Dougherty III, 37, of Farmingdale, charged with theft Dec. 9 to Jan. 26 in Fairfield.

• Jacob S. York, 21, of Winslow, charged in two separate indictments with violating the conditions of release, July 28 in Fairfield and Aug. 7 in Madison.

• Mark A. Smith Jr., 28, of Buxton, charged with domestic violence assault, with prior offenses, Aug. 4 in Fairfield.


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