A man wanted in Maine on charges related to a gunfire incident last year in Skowhegan was arrested Friday in Vermont and then released Monday, according to police.

Christopher Terenc Farrow

Chief David Bucknam of the Skowhegan Police Department confirmed over the weekend that Christopher T. Farrow, 32, of Connecticut had been arrested. Bucknam posted news of the arrest on the department’s Facebook page.

The chief said Monday, however, that Skowhegan police had received a report that a Vermont court had released Farrow.

Farrow was arrested Friday in South Burlington, Vermont, by U.S. Marshals and South Burlington Police after a high-speed chase, according to WCAX-TV in Vermont.

A fugitive from justice, Farrow faces several charges in Maine and Connecticut.

In Connecticut, Farrow is wanted for parole violations, having had his bail set at $250,000, according to police. In Maine, he is out on $100,000 bail.

Following Friday’s incidents, Farrow was being held on $75,000 bail while awaiting extradition to Connecticut.

In Skowhegan, Farrow and Dayshawn Middleton, 29, face charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a Class C offense; aggravated reckless conduct, Class B; aggravated criminal mischief, Class C; and assault, Class D.

Dayshawn Middleton

Bucknam said Monday his department had received the report hours earlier that the Vermont court had released Farrow, but the chief said he did not have more information.

Calls to superior courts in Vermont for confirmation were not returned by Monday evening.

“The courts in Vermont cut him loose,” Bucknam said. “I think every law enforcement agency involved with this guy would like to know why.”

On Sept. 4, 2020, Skowhegan police responded to a report of shots fired on Norton Lane. No suspect was arrested and police continued to search for information. Nobody was injured in the gunfire.

On Oct. 6, two men involved in a high-speed chase in the Waterville and Augusta areas were identified as the suspects involved in the Skowhegan shooting.

Both men were considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

The police pursuit began in Waterville at about 10 p.m. after city police officers tried to stop a vehicle carrying a man wanted on charges stemming from a robbery in Connecticut, police said. The men in the car were also wanted for questioning in connection with the gunfire incident in Skowhegan.

During the Oct. 6 chase, the vehicle was driven through Waterville and Clinton, then into Augusta, where it reportedly left Interstate 95 at Exit 113. The chase continued onto State Street and Western Avenue, where speeds reached 80 mph.

Maine State Police joined the pursuit in Augusta when the vehicles got back onto the interstate, traveling southbound in the northbound lanes at speeds that topped 100 mph near the West Gardiner toll booth.

On Interstate 295, the vehicle exited in Richmond and onto Route 197, then making a turn onto Route 201 northbound, traveling between 80 and 90 mph. Police then forced the vehicle off the road, and the suspects took off on foot.

On Oct. 7, Skowhegan police received a tip that the suspects were staying at the Indian Ridge Apartments, off West Front Street in Skowhegan.

Detective Sgt. Kelly Hooper and another officer set up surveillance at the complex. They later an arrest, although Farrow and Middleton were not found.

Middleton was arrested weeks later in New York.

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