Friday, 14 September 2018 17:47

$1,500 bail for Bangor standoff suspect

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BANGOR - The local man who caused a two-hour police standoff Wednesday was in court on Friday, where a judge set his bail at $1,500 and banned him from contacting any of the witnesses.

Benjamin McGary, 25, who was barred from going to his mother's house on C Street because of a protection order, apparently arrived at her house with a rifle. Bangor police responded by locking down the area and calling in the tactical team.

Eventually, he turned himself over without incident.

“The court finds the allegations are very serious,” said Judge Greg Campbell. “I think the state's recommendation for bail is quite reasonable under the circumstances.”

Assistant District Attorney Devon DeMarco made the $1,500 bail recommendation.

Mcgary was charged with two counts of violating a protection order, the second count was for having the rifle while violating the order. He also was charged with domestic violence assault, criminal mischief, criminal restraint, terrorizing and for violating a protection order from an incident on May 22nd.

The attorney for the day informed the judge that McGary has applied for disability based on his mental illness.

Nit-Noi Ricker

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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, ...

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