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Police arrest Grand Isle man after threats and gunfire

Police arrested a Grand Isle man early Wednesday morning after an emergency dispatcher who answered a 911 call from a local residence heard a man screaming at a woman and shots fired, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers charged Corey Boucher, 27, with domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing, obstructing the report of a crime and aggravated reckless conduct with a firearm, according to a press release from Sheriff Darrell Crandall.

The sheriff’s office received the 911 call from the Grand Isle home at about 1 a.m. During the call, the dispatcher heard multiple gunshots followed by a man telling the woman he was going to kill her, according to the release.

Upon arriving at the home, Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Matt Cummings and State Police Trooper Andrew Levesque were able to secure the scene and recovered “several firearms and a large number of handgun shell casings,” according to Crandall.

Boucher allegedly assaulted and terrorized a female victim, who Crandall did not identify. The victim received “minor injuries” during the incident, he said..

Boucher allegedly discharged a firearm “nearly a dozen times inside the residence.”

During the incident, bullets passed through the exterior wall of the home and struck a neighboring house, police said. No one in that adjacent home was injured by the gunfire.

Boucher offered no resistance during his arrest and was transported to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton where he will remain until his initial court appearance. Crandall could not confirm a court date as of Wednesday morning.

“As we prepare to enter Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this incident is a bone chilling reminder of the violence and abuse many of our neighbors suffer on a daily basis,” Crandall said in the release. “If you or a loved one are the victim of domestic violence, please let us know. Domestic violence is not a private family matter. It is a crime.”

Hope and Justice Project works with anyone who has experienced or been affected by abuse or violence in Aroostook County. For more information, visit the website at www.hopeandjusticeproject.org or email info@hopeandjusticeproject.org. To speak with an advocate, please call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-439-2323. Services are free and confidential.

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