Cat spat spurs arrest



MARIAVILLE — A Mariaville man was arrested Friday after a woman complained he was trying to shoot her cat.

The cat’s owner told the sheriff’s department that 54-year-old Peter Spinney allegedly had a handgun that he fired into the air while yelling at the feline. Spinney was arrested on a charge of reckless conduct with a firearm.

Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.

Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander