DOVER-FOXCROFT – A Shirley man in the Piscataquis County Jail for aggravated attempted murder is facing a slew of new charges after reportedly getting into a fight with jail officials.
“Mr. Hallowell is going to be arraigned on some new charges that he has been accused of. They involve misconduct in the jail,” Chris Almy, assistant district attorney for Piscataquis County, said Monday just before the hearing. “He threatened some of the corrections officers, assaulted some of the corrections officers and so he has more charges than he did already.”
Christopher Hallowell, 24, also reportedly broke a window at the jail, Almy said.
Hallowell is in jail because he hid in a horse barn with two guns on July 8 in order to get the jump on a 29-year-old female relative who he shot in the hip, the prosecutor said.
She was able to escape and flag down a couple driving by who picked her up. Hallowell also shot at the vehicle the three were fleeing in and disabled one tire.
In July he was charged with eight crimes – aggravated attempted murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, three counts of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and eluding an officer.
Now he’s facing two charges of assault on a corrections officer, trafficking in prison contraband and possession of a homemade shank, the assistant district attorney said.
“Most of the new charges are felonies because they involved assaulting corrections officers,” Almy said.