BANGOR — A Carmel man who was involved in a police standoff will be released from Penobscot County Jail on $5,000 unsecured bail.
Tyler McGee, 29, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and domestic violence assault after the police incident back in March.
During that incident, Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said McGee was suicidal and had a firearm.
On Tuesday, the defendant’s attorney asked to amend bail.
“When this incident arose he was not on his medication because of an insurance problem that nobody had helped him with and I didn’t think he had the mental capacity to do it himself. We now have all of the players in place to help him with those issues and to make sure that he continues to comply with his medication,” said Kaylee Foster, McGee’s defense attorney.
Penobscot County District Attorney Marianne Lynch said the problem with McGee, “is when he goes south, he goes south quickly and it’s one thing to have self-harming behavior and that’s terrible, and I’ve had a lot of conversations with his mother. You know she’s worried about his mental health, but he puts a lot of other people at risk too when he decides to go south and when he decides to not follow through with that.”
McGee will be moved to a Bangor sober living facility once a space opens up.