BANGOR – The Orrington man charged with aggravated attempted murder after police say he shot a Brewer man outside a downtown eatery in May was in court on Monday.
Jordan Bishop, 32, was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury last month. He was scheduled to enter a plea in the six charges against him, however, a scheduled mental evaluation was not completed before Monday.
“We had hoped to do the arraignment yesterday on the indictment recently handed down by the Penobscot County grand jury but, again, until the Title 15 evaluation is completed the court felt we probably should postpone the arraignment, which we did,” Assistant District Attorney Steve Burlock said Tuesday.
Bishop is charged with aggravated attempted murder, attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and aggravated criminal mischief. He reportedly used a 9mm pistol to shoot James Parent of Brewer three times and damage Tesoro Italian Restaurant on Harlow Street.
Bishop was recently released on bail after posting $200,000 in surety.
His attorney Donald Brown of Brewer and friends have said Bishop is an Iraq War veteran who was receiving services from the Department of Veterans Affairs at Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta at the time of the shooting.