A report that a bullet had been fired inside one house and pierced walls and the woods before entering a second house has led to the arrest of a Farmingdale man.

Dylan Dehetre, 23, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and taken to the Kennebec County jail on charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. Bail was set at $5,000 cash, and Dehetre remained behind bars Thursday.

According to Maine State Police, troopers went to 48 Pleasant Ridge Road, Farmingdale, just before 11 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a report that a bullet had been fired from within that residence.

“According to the Maine State Police Evidence Response team, it appears the path of the bullet traveled from inside 48 Pleasant, through the wall, crossing approximately 100 feet through the woods and piercing into the neighboring residence at 50 Pleasant Ridge Drive. Fragments of a bullet were found in the neighboring residence,” said the news release from Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. He indicated Thursday that it remains unclear whether the bullet was fired intentionally.

“Dehetre gave no explanation to troopers,” McCausland said in an email.

The 48 Pleasant Ridge Road was rented to Joseph Ingalls, 24, who reported the incident, said police, and Ingalls told them he sublets the home to Dehetre, who was at the scene.


Police said Dehetre told them at that time he believed the bullet entered his residence, indicating his residence had been shot at.

Police said Dehetre was legally allowed to possess firearms but also told them he had removed all his firearms from the residence recently, refusing to let troopers look in his bedroom.

After obtaining a search warrant, police reported finding a 30.30 lever-action rifle hidden in Dehetre’s room.

Dehetre was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at his workplace in Augusta.

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