July 18, 2015 11:30 am -


The sex offender who shot four people Friday in four communities stole the guns he used.

Maine State Police said they apprehended Anthony Lord, 35, a registered sex offender, after a massive manhunt that left one town on lockdown for several hours Friday morning.

Lord was taken into custody in Houlton at the home of a family member, authorities said. A woman who was with him was not injured.

Lt. Sean Hashey identified the woman as Brittany Irish, 21, but declined to say how she knew Lord.

Her parents were two of the five shooting victims, Hashey said. He said Lord killed the woman’s father and wounded her mother…

Hashey said the rampage began around 8:30 p.m. Thursday when Lord apparently set fire to the barn on the Irish property in Benedicta.

From there he drove to Silver Ridge and burglarized a home after tying up and assaulting the male homeowner. Hashey said Lord stole guns and a pickup truck from the residence.

Ten minutes later he drove to his brother’s house and shot out the windows.

Then he drove back to Benedicta to the Irish family home. As he fled with Brittany Irish he shot and wounded a man in a pick-up truck in the driveway, Hashey said.



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