Two standoffs in different parts of Maine on Wednesday both ended with suspects in custody.

Where Was the First Incident?

Smithfield, a town about 20 miles northwest of Waterville, was the location of the first incident that began with a domestic disturbance call at approximately 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. A caller told members of the Somerset County Sheriff's Office that there was an altercation in progress on Quaker Lane. WABI-TV reports deputies responded to the address and were told by a person at the scene that they had allegedly been assaulted by Sy Perri, 33, who was still inside the home.

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When deputies were unable to get a response from Perri, who was armed and barricaded inside the building, officials called for backup from the State Police Tactical Team and set up a perimeter. It wasn't until 9:30 Wednesday night when Perri was finally taken into custody near the residence. He's charged with aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

Was the Second Standoff Even Later?

It was just over two hours later, at 11:45 pm when Auburn Police went to a single-family home at 128 Poland Spring Road after learning that a man with an outstanding warrant was there. The warrant charged James Bourgoin with probation revocation, but the 38-year-old was also the subject of an ongoing police investigation into the trafficking of illegal drugs. Police knocked on the door and spoke with the homeowner, who confirmed that Bourgoin was in the house. Officials removed the homeowner and another male from the house, but a third male remained inside with Bourgoin.

Auburn Police Department/7713Photography, ThinkStock
Auburn Police Department/7713Photography, ThinkStock

Police tried to contact them using a PA system but got no response. Officers finally were able to talk to Bourgoin on the phone, at which time he allegedly told them that the other man in the house was his "hostage and only collateral." It wasn't until 4 in the morning when Bourgoin and the other man exited the home peacefully and surrendered to police. Bourgoin was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.

What Charges Does Bourgoin Face?

James Bourgoin is charged with:

  • Aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine
  • Aggravated trafficking in fentanyl
  • Unlawful possession of methamphetamine
  • Unlawful possession of fentanyl
  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Creating a police standoff
  • Unlawful possession of scheduled drugs

Police searched the residence and seized a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun with a loaded magazine, 18 grams of crystal meth, 5 grams of fentanyl, 26 Suboxone strips, 2 Suboxone in pill form, a digital scale, and other items consistent with drug trafficking.

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