A Connecticut man who is the suspect in a Skowhegan shooting incident (and allegedly led police on a high-speed chase across Central Maine) is facing new charges.

According to an article in the KJ, 35-year-old Christopher T. Farrow has been indicted on one count of arson for an incident where he allegedly attempted to set a dog on fire.  The article explains that while at a poker game in September 2020, Farrow reportedly poured tequila on a dog, dog bed, and rug.  Farrow then reportedly attempted to light a fire.

A Somerset County grand jury handed down the indictment after meeting on April 18, 2024.

In October 2020, Farrow and Dayshawn Middleton were identified as suspects in a high-speed chase that started in Waterville.  The article explains that they had been pulled over and questioned about the September 2020 incident.  At some point during the questioning, they fled in the vehicle they had been driving.

When the vehicle they were in was run off the road, the pair took off on foot.  An extensive search of the area found no sign of them.

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Weeks later, Middleton was arrested in the Bronx, and in March 2021, Farrow was arrested in Burlington, Vermont.  He posted bail, but was later arrested again.

The article indicates that court documents show he is being held at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison.  His bail has been set at $100,000.

In 2021, Farrow had been indicted on several other charges stemming from the same September 2020 incident.  According to the article, he had previously been charged with Class C criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, Class C terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, and Class C reckless conduct with a firearm.

This new charge does not change the previous charges.

Farrow's lawyer, Allan Lobozzo of Lobozzo Law in Brunswick, has filed a motion for a speedy trial.  According to the article, Lobozzo contends that the only evidence in the case comes from people who are "criminals, fugitives, liars, or all three".

Our only question is why he is only being charged with arson.  Wouldn't it make sense to charge him with animal cruelty as well?

***NOTE: All suspects are considered innocent until being found guilty in a court of law

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