Hancock woman charged with shooting husband

HANCOCK — A Hancock woman was arrested after allegedly shooting her husband with a .22-caliber pistol at a Hancock residence Sunday night, according to Hancock County District Attorney Matt Foster.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office was called at 10:19 p.m.

Chief Deputy Patrick Kane said the shooting victim, 59 years old, was taken by LifeFlight to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. The man was in stable condition on Monday.

Police arrested Jane Strunk, 58, on a charge of elevated aggravated assault. Kane said Strunk was taken to the Hancock County Jail. 

Strunk’s bail was set at $25,000 cash or $75,000 surety on Monday, according to Foster. Bail hearings are still being held virtually via online conferencing platform Zoom because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The woman was still incarcerated Tuesday morning. 

Strunk’s bail conditions include no possession of alcohol, drugs or dangerous weapons, not to have contact with her husband and not to return to the residence, Foster said. 

Detective Jake Day is leading the investigation with Kane’s assistance. Lt. Christopher Thornton, Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo, Deputy Dylan Hall, Maine State Police Sgt. Dan Ryan, Trooper Jacob Ferland and the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit assisted. 

The Hancock Volunteer Fire Department and Northern Light Ambulance also assisted.

Jennifer Osborn

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