A Chesterville man remained in jail Wednesday on multiple charges after he fired a gun outside a residence and got in fights with a family member, police and a hospital security guard, according to police.

Dillan Burnham, 22, fired a pistol several times Monday outside a home on Zions Hill Road in Chesterville, Sgt. Matt Casavant of the Maine State Police said in a news release.

Once he was cleared by medical personnel, Burnham was taken to the Franklin County jail and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

A family member whose name was not released reported speaking on the phone with Burnham, who threatened to kill himself, and hearing gunshots, police said. Troopers Scott Duff and Jedediah Malcore went to the home and were told Burnham had been involved in a physical fight with a family member before they arrived, Casavant said.

Burnham and the family member were fighting after a pistol slid onto the floor under a table. Casavant said troopers forced their way into the residence and reported seeing Burnham restrained by the family member.

“Burnham was taken into custody by troopers but continued to be out of control,” Casavant said in the release. “Burnham was screaming threats of harm at the troopers on scene and was yelling so much he was bleeding from his mouth area.”

Burnham allegedly tried to spit blood onto the troopers. He was restrained by police and taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington for a medical evaluation, and while there Burnham allegedly bit a security guard while he was restrained on a hospital bed.

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