A 32-year-old man was arrested Monday after he shot and killed his dog and fired his gun at a neighbor’s house on Red Barn Road in Norridgewock.

Shot and Killed Dog and Fired Gun at Neighbor's House

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office said Nicholas Eckert is charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and criminal threatening. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Shot, Killed and Buried his Dog

Witnesses saw him dragging his dog across his lawn. Police said he shot, killed and buried his dog.

Threatened to Shoot Neighbors

Eckart had a gun in his hand and was screaming threats to shoot anyone who called the police, said WABI News.

Gunshot Hit TV in Neighbor’s House

Eckert fired a shot into the neighbor’s house and hit their TV in the living room.

Man had a Gun and Screamed at Deputies to Leave

Eckert screamed at Deputies when they arrived on the scene. He was on his porch with a gun and told them to leave him alone and leave his property.

Tactical Team Called

The Maine State Police Tactical Team was called and a perimeter was set up.

Suspect Apprehended after Stand-off

Eckert was taken into custody around noon on Monday after a stand-off with police. He was transported to the Somerset County Jail.

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