SHIRLEY MILLS – A relative of the owner of a farm stand in town reportedly shot her early Monday, and was later arrested at gunpoint by Maine State Police.
Christopher Hallowell, 24, of Bath reportedly shot the owner of the North Pointe Farm and Garden on Route 15 just before 7 a.m.
According to Chief Deputy Todd Lyford of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office, Hallowell now faces a charge of attempted murder.
Lyford said the 29-year-old woman who was shot was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Hallowell took off after the shooting in his Ford Escape and crashed in Albion after a short police chase near the junction of Clark and Winslow roads, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Hallowell crashed at about 8:15 a.m. while attempting to turn and ended up in a field, McCausland said.
He was taken into custody and transported to the Piscataquis County Jail.
A post on the farm stand’s Facebook page says the business will be closed for the next two days.