The man shot last week by a Somerset County deputy sheriff in Norridgewock has been released from the hospital and was reportedly being held Thursday at the Somerset County Jail in Madison.

Trever A. Caouette Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

Trever A. Caouette, 24, of Skowhegan has been charged with two counts of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, which Somerset County Chief Deputy Michael Mitchell said Thursday was a handgun.

Caouette was taken to the jail Wednesday evening, according to Mitchell.

Mitchell said Caouette’s bail had been set at $25,000 cash. As of Thursday afternoon, Mitchell said he did not think Caouette had made bail.

Other details of what unfolded last Friday and what led to shots being fired remained unclear Thursday.

Mitchell said the affidavit describing the events had been impounded as the Office of the Maine Attorney General investigates the case.


Caouette was shot by Deputy Michael Lyman and underwent surgery last Friday morning at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, after having been transported from Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan.

“The interaction resulted in an armed confrontation, and during that confrontation, a deputy shot the male,” Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said last week.

In accordance with department policy after officer-involved shootings, Lyman has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the matter is investigated.

At about 1:45 a.m. last Friday, deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office were involved in an armed confrontation on Mechanic Street, while investigating a vehicle crash near a seasonal house close to the Kennebec River, not far from Oosoola Park on Route 2. The truck involved in the crash is registered to Caouette.

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