Two men in court after gunfire exchanged in Bartlett Street apartment building

July 10th, 2018 by admin Leave a reply »
James Crump, right, talks with his attorney James Howaniec in Lewiston District Court on Monday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

LEWISTON — Two men connected to a weekend shooting appeared in court Monday on related charges.

Quentaris J. Leonard, 33, of 135.5 Bartlett St., was charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a Class C crime, punishable by up to five years in prison.

Quentaris J. Leonard, right, appears in Lewiston District Court with his attorney Jason Ranger on Monday. (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal)

James L. Crump, 41, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was charged with attempted elevated aggravated assault, a Class B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Charges of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and reckless conduct with a firearm, both Class C felonies, are each punishable by up to five years in prison.

Neither suspect entered a plea Monday because felony charges require the case be presented to a grand jury.

Police said in an affidavit that Crump, also known as “Jynx,” had fired shots from a .44-caliber handgun at Leonard in the stairwell at 135.5 Bartlett St. at about 6 a.m. Saturday. Police said Crump appeared to have fired shots from the second story in the direction of the third floor and into the apartment on that floor.

Police found bullet holes in the third floor apartment door where Leonard was living. There were also

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