From Maine State Police:
The victims are –
Dead .. 58 year old Kevin Tozier of Lee, who was shot at the woodlot in Winn and 22 year old Kyle Hewitt of Caribou, who was shot at the Irish home in Benedicta. Kyle was the boyfriend of kidnap victim Brittany Irish.
Wounded .. 55 year old Kim Irish at her home in Benedicta (Brittany’s mother); Carlton Eddy of Benedicta, shot while driving in his pickup truck near the Irish home, and 54 year old Clayton McCarthy of Mattawamkeag, shot at the woodlot at Winn. The three are being treated for gunshot wounds and are expected to survive
Assaulted was Kary Mayo of Silver Ridge Township, assaulted inside his home.
The kidnap victim is 22 year old Brittany Irish of Benedicta, who was with Lord in Houlton when he was taken into custody at Lord’s uncle’s home . Lord is charged with two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping. Additional charges will likely be added later. Lord will be held this weekend at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton and make his first court appearance Monday or Tuesday, the time and location will be determined next week.
The pulp truck, taken from the wood lot in Winn, was located late this afternoon in Haynesville.
A team of State Police detectives and evidence technicians will work throughout the weekend at the several crime scenes. The two bodies will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta for autopsies.
State Police have charged 35 year old Anthony Lord with the murder of two men, kidnapping, and more charges are expected to follow. Lord is in custody and is expected to be taken to Aroostook County Jail at some point today. Police say Lord shot 5 people, killed two and assaulted one. State Police Lt. Sean Hashey laid out the timeline of Lord’s “rampage” in the towns of Benedicta, Silverridge Township and Lee. This is what we know:
8:30PM THURSDAY Call comes in about a barn on fire on the Aroostook Road in Benedicta. It’s by the home of Brittany Irish and her parents. The Fire Marshal’s Office is evaluating that scene.
4:40AM FRIDAY Lord allegedly breaks in to a Silverridge Township residence, assaults Kary Mayo, ties him up, steals guns and a pickup truck.
4:50AM Windows and doors were shot out at Lord’s brother’s residence in Benedicta.
5:15AM A 911 call from the residence on the Aroostook County Road where the barn was burned in Benedicta. Law enforcement respond and find 22 year old Kyle Hewitt (Brittany’s boyfriend) of Caribou and 55 year old Kim Irish (Brittany’s mother) have been shot. Hewitt is LifeFlighted to a hospital where he later dies. Lord was believed to kidnap 21 year old Brittany Irish. Lord is known to Irish.
5:15AM At the same time Carlton Eddy of Benedicta is driving by the fire scene and reports he turns around near the residence in his truck and the side window of his vehicle is shot out and he’s shot in the shoulder. He seeks medical attention.
5:50AM An East Millinocket police officer spots the stolen pickup truck. He tries to stop the vehicle. It takes off in a high speed pursuit. Lord allegedly starts firing at the police officer. Numerous shots fired, police officer not struck or hurt. He loses sight of the vehicle in the Crystal area.
6:20AM Police receive report of a shooting at a woodlot in Winn. 58 year old Kevin Tozier of Lee and 54 year old Clayton McCarthy of Mattawamkeag were shot while working. Tozier dies from his injuries. From the woodlot, a truck was stolen. A number of agencies are called in to apprehend Lord.
2PM Anthony Lord and Brittany Irish are located at a relative’s residence in Houlton. Lord is arrested without incident. He’s being interviewed by police detectives, charged with two counts of murder, and more charges expected.
Police have not said whether Irish was a hostage or participant in the alleged crime spree. Police have not released the name’s of victims or their conditions as they are still notifying next of kin. Police say Lord was known to some of the victims. Lord is a registered sex offender and has a domestic assault history.
UPDATE 07-17-15 9:59AM:
State Police say the man they are looking for 35 year old Anthony Lord of Crystal and Houlton in connection with today’s shootings in northern Maine. Lord is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 263 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is a registered sex offender. The photos are from the Maine Sex Offender Register. Troopers also think has a stolen a pulp truck and are asking the public for help in locating either Lord or the truck. The pulp truck is a 2010 maroon Peterbilt with green lettering on the side saying “McCarthy”, license plate number is 631745 and it has an orange pulp boom. Anyone with info on Lord or the location of the truck is asked to call State Police in Bangor at 973-3700. Lord is considered armed and dangerous.
— David Simpson (@vidmandave) July 17, 2015
A manhunt is underway in Penobscot County after four people have been shot in 3 towns overnight. State Police say the shootings took place in Lee, Benedicta and Silver Ridge. State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland says police are now trying to find the gunman with the search focused in Lee. He says this search is not connected to the manhunt for Robert Burton
State Police have set up a command post at Lee Academy to coordinate the efforts. Fox 22 News is reporting Millinocket Regional Hospital is on modified lock-down with some of the victims being treated there. The hospital says there is no imminent danger to patients or staff.
We’ll bring more details as they become available.