Ellsworth man injured in shootout has history of police raids

June 4th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A man with an extensive criminal history who was injured last weekend in an exchange of gunfire with police remains hospitalized and is facing a host of potential charges in connection with the incident.

Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 50, was shot and injured on the morning of Sunday, June 1, after he barricaded himself in a camper trailer located on a property on Route 179. He is accused of firing shots at police officers and throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police cruiser hours after an argument with the landowner over tractor keys quickly escalated into a standoff with police. During the standoff, Barnard allegedly held a .22 rifle and threatened to blow up the camper with a can of gasoline.

Barnard has prior convictions for possession of a firearm by a felon, at least one of which is a federal conviction, as well as convictions for other crimes. As a convicted felon, Barnard has a lifetime ban on owning or possessing any firearms.

Barnard was taken Sunday from the scene of the standoff to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor to undergo surgery for injuries he received in the shootout. Lt. Harold Page, acting chief of the Ellsworth Police Department, said Wednesday morning that Barnard was still at the hospital.

Barnard’s wife, Vicki Barnard, 56, was with her husband in the camper throughout the standoff but was not hurt during the incident, police have said.

According to Page, Barnard has yet to be formally charged in connection with

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