An 18-year-old in Maine has been arrested after he allegedly threatened “Lewiston Half Two” in a Snapchat submit.
Michael Bowden, 18, of Etna, Maine was arrested after he took an image of himself with a .308-caliber Savage bolt-action rifle with bullets in his lap and despatched it to a Walmart worker in Palmyra, Maine.
After sending the picture to the Walmart worker, Bowden, in a textual content message, threatened to commit “Lewiston half two,” which was a reference to the current mass capturing in Lewiston which left 18 folks useless.
Somerset County Sheriff Chief Deputy Mike Mitchell, in a press release, shared, “He (Bowden) took an image of himself in a automobile within the Walmart parking zone, and in that image you possibly can see a gun — a looking rifle,”
Bowden has been charged with “aggravated reckless conduct and home violence terrorizing,” however the 18-year-old has since been launched on a $10,000 money bond.
An 18 yr outdated was arrested in Maine after posing with a looking rifle and ammunition in a Snapchat picture and threatening “Lewiston half two,” officers say. The arrest was made simply hours up the highway from the place the lethal capturing occurred simply days in the past.https://t.co/pbUXOe9ssE
— Dylan Tusinski (@dylantusinski) October 31, 2023
Per Central Maine:
An 18-year-old man was arrested after posing exterior Walmart with a rifle and ammunition in a social media submit that threatened “Lewiston half two,” authorities stated Tuesday.
Michael Bowden, of Etna, posed in a Snapchat picture taken Sunday with a .308-caliber Savage bolt-action rifle and ammunition in his lap, Somerset County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Mitchell stated.
After sending the picture to an worker of the Walmart retailer in Palmyra, Bowden threatened in a textual content to commit “Lewiston half two,” in reference to final week’s mass shootings at two Lewiston companies that left 18 useless and others wounded.
“He took an image of himself in a automobile within the Walmart parking zone, and in that image you possibly can see a gun — a looking rifle,” Mitchell stated. “You too can see a bullet in his lap.”
Authorities reported earlier than Bowden made the risk, he was seen within the Palmyra Walmart’s parking zone on a nightly foundation.
Bowden beforehand labored on the Palmyra Walmart however was terminated in 2021.