Ellsworth man shot in standoff arrested Wednesday after checking himself out …

June 18th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

ELLSWORTH, Maine — An Ellsworth man shot June 1 by a Maine State Police tactical team member during an armed confrontation and lengthy standoff was arrested Wednesday in Bangor on a warrant for theft and assault, Ellsworth police Lt. Harold Page said.

“Apparently he decided to check himself out of [Eastern Maine Medical Center] and was promptly arrested by Bangor PD,” Page said.

Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 50, was shot by Trooper Scott Duff on the morning of June 1 after an overnight standoff with police that included an exchange of gunfire, Barnard threatening to blow up his camper with a can of gasoline, and Barnard throwing a Molotov cocktail, Page said.

Barnard was shot in the face, with the bullet entering his right eye socket and exiting through his left jaw, Vicki Barnard, 56, said two weeks ago of her husband of 19 years.

Barnard said her husband — who has a lengthy criminal record that includes federal, state and California convictions, as well as prior police standoffs — was placed in a medical coma by doctors to help him heal. He remained at EMMC until Wednesday.

The Barnards are both medical marijuana patients, she said.

“I have no memory of the incident,” Jeff Barnard said in a noontime call to the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday prior to his arrest. “I remember about a week before. I have no recollection about what happened.”

Barnard said his supply of medical marijuana was stolen after the incident. Page

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