A Greenbush man, who authorities say tried to flee into the woods when confronted, was arrested earlier this week. Sheriffs say he entered 2 homes that were not his own.

33-year-old Justin Masters was shot at, but not injured, by one of the homeowners.


According to the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, the incidents took place on Greenfield Road in Greenbush, just before 8:30 PM, Monday evening.

"A male was reported to have broken into the occupied home through a window. The homeowner discharged a firearm toward the male intruder and the intruder fled the residence. While responding deputies were advised that another resident of the Greenfield Road had called 911 and reported a male had broken into their home and then had also fled. Based on the information received, it appeared the same male was involved both incidents."

Handcuff in Jail

After being apprehended, Sheriffs say Masters was transported first to a local hospital for evaluation, and later to the Penobscot County Jail.

Masters was charged with Class B Burglary, Class D Criminal Mischief, and Class D Failure to Submit to Arrest. We're told he is still incarcerated.


The Sheriff's Department responded to the scene of Monday's incident within 15 minutes of the first call. They were aided by members of the Maine Warden Service and the Old Town Fire Department.

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