February 26, 2020

Madawaska man sentenced for threatening police officer

MADAWASKA — A Madawaska man pleaded guilty in Aroostook County Superior Court on Monday and was sentenced to three years in jail for threatening a Madawaska police officer who was answering a call to a family dispute at Madawaska nearly a year ago.

Jean Cyr, 39, of 14 North Fourteenth Ave. at Madawaska, was remanded to the custody of state officials to serve one year of the three-year sentence. Following his release he will be on probation for one year.

Cyr was scheduled for trial Monday for criminal threatening with a firearm involving Madawaska Officer James Chasse on Feb. 15, 1990. Chasse was responding to a complaint and was met at the door by Cyr, who was carrying a shotgun.

Chasse moved away from the house, stumbled and fell while Cyr had the shotgun aimed at him. Chasse told Cyr not to fire and was told to leave by Cyr. Chasse went to his cruiser and asked for assistance and waited behind the Cyr home.

A short time later he saw Cyr walking along Fourteenth Avenue unarmed. He stopped him and arrested him after a scuffle.

Justice Paul T. Pierson sentenced Cyr on Monday. He suspended all but one year of time that had to be served.

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