Man arrested for stabbing following argument at North Anson Market, sheriff says

NORTH ANSON – A Chebeague Island man was arrested following a stabbing earlier this month outside a market in North Anson, according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Jason Bushey, 41, has been charged with aggravated assault, Sheriff Dale Lancaster announced Monday.

Bushey argued with a 42-year-old man on July 9 near the Vicneire’s Elm Street market checkout at 5 New Portland Road, Lancaster said.

Bushey left the market and waited for the other man in the parking lot, according to Lancaster. The argument escalated before Bushey stabbed the man.

The two men did not know each other, according to Lancaster, who did not release the name of the stabbed victim.

After being stabbed, the man returned to his residence in North Anson, according to Lancaster. The sheriff’s office was then contacted about a wellness check on an injured and bleeding man.

Deputies reportedly discovered the man had a puncture wound. He was taken to Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan and then to Portland for emergency surgery for a life-threatening injury, Lancaster said.

The injured man is recovering from surgery, Lancaster said.

At the time of the welfare check, the man was unclear as to how he had been injured, Lancaster said, but further investigation uncovered the scuffle at the market and identified Bushey as a suspect.

Bushey was arrested on Thursday and arraigned the following day. His bond was set at $20,000, which he paid and was released from the Somerset County Jail in Madison on Sunday.

Bushey is due in court on September 12 in Skowhegan.

Chebeague Island is in southern Maine near Falmouth and Yarmouth.

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Sandy A. Greer