Elevated Aggravated Assault


UPDATE: State Police say 21 year old Dylan Ketcham of Gardiner has been arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault as a result of the investigation that began earlier in the day on Lincoln Avenue in Gardiner.  He is being held at the Kennebec County Jail. Ketcham was arrested this afternoon at the Gardiner Police Dept. where he had been questioned . The names of the two victims are being withheld tonight as police continue to monitor their conditions.  Both men are being treated at Maine Medical in Portland

State and Gardiner Police are investigating the shooting and stabbing of two men early this morning in Gardiner and they are questioning a third man in connection with the incident.  The two injured men were found outside a home on Lincoln Ave. just after 1 AM.  Both were taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral in Augusta and have been flown by the Lifeflight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland where they have been undergoing emergency surgery.  

Gardiner Police had been called by a Lincoln Ave. resident after one of the injured men came to the door and asked for help.   Gardiner Police and rescue personnel responded and located both men outside the home.  One had been shot and the second man had been stabbed. 

A State Police canine assisted Gardiner and State Police with tracking the suspected assailant, who was found about a half mile away in the foundation of an abandoned building.  He was taken into custody and has been questioned by State Police detectives during the day.

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