409 High Street - P.O. Box 1171 - Ellsworth, ME 04605 - Phone: 207-667-0002 Fax: 207-667-0627

Convicted sex offender charged with murder of 2, allegedly shot 5, assaulted one


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.


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.