An Etna man is facing charges after posting a concerning photo on social media, calling it 'Lewiston Part 2.'

Who Allegedly Posted the Picture?

Michael Bowden, 18, of Etna is charged with domestic violence terrorizing, and aggravated reckless conduct for a concerning image posted to Snapchat.

What Was in the Photo?

Officials with the Somerset County Sheriff's Office say they investigated after receiving a report of a photo that depicted a man with a gun and ammunition, which contained the caption 'Lewiston part 2.' The image taken in the parking lot of the Walmart store in Palmyra was posted by Bowden, who is the man featured in the photo. Officials say the weapon in the picture was a Savage bolt action hunting rifle.

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Bowden had once worked for the store and, according to WGME-TV, had been fired in 2021. Officials say people have reported seeing him outside the store a lot lately.

He was taken to the Somerset County Jail and then released on $10,000 cash bail.

Why Did He Reference Lewiston?

The caption refers to a mass shooting at two Lewiston businesses on October 25th, 2023 that left 18 people dead and 13 injured. Shooter Robert Card disappeared after the attacks in the Just-In-Time Recreation bowling alley and Schemengees Bar & Grill in Lewiston. He was found deceased two days later inside a trailer at Maine Recycling, where he had once worked. It's believed he took his own life.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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