Grand jury indicts alleged Bar Harbor shooter 



BAR HARBOR — A Hancock County grand jury indicted a Bar Harbor man Feb. 10 on numerous charges, including one count of attempted murder, after he allegedly fired a .45-caliber handgun at a vehicle, hitting it four times in a densely populated Bar Harbor neighborhood Nov. 12, according to District Attorney Matthew Foster. 

Spencer Stone, 21, thought he was firing into the vehicle of a woman with whom he was having a dispute, Foster said. But he was not.  

Stone’s vehicle was being repossessed, which Stone was not aware of, the prosecutor said. “He was actually firing into the vehicle of the repo guy’s ride/girlfriend. She drove the repo guy to the residence and was then following the repossessed vehicle in her vehicle when she was shot at.” 

There was an 8-year-old child in the backseat of the woman’s vehicle. 

Police found four bullet holes in the vehicle, including one several inches from where the child’s head would have been, Foster said. “One bullet was found to have penetrated the center rear of the driver’s seat but had slowed enough (after presumably going through the metal body of the car) to not exit the front of the seat where the driver was seated.” 

The grand jury also indicted Stone on two counts each of reckless conduct with a firearm, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and one count each of criminal mischief, aggravated criminal mischief and discharging a firearm near a dwelling. 

Stone is free on bail. He is represented by attorney Jacob Ferm, according to court records. 

 

 

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