Bangor, Maine News Update: December 29, 2017
State police say a man has been arrested and another is being sought in North Carolina in connection with last week's deadly home invasion in Millinocket. Police said in a news release yesterday that 38-year-old Christopher Murray was arrested Wednesday in Maxton, North Carolina. Being sought is 43-year-old Tony Locklear, who is believed to still be in the Maxton area. The release said the two men will be charged with murder once they are returned to Bangor. They’re accused of shooting Wayne Lapierre in his Millinocket home last week. He later died at the hospital. Lapierre's wife was also wounded in the attack.
Four New York men and a man from Baileyville have been charged with attempted murder after a report of shots fired in Calais. Police Chief David Randall says a man reported that two people shot at him Wednesday night near the Calais Motor Inn. The man wasn't hurt. 27-year-old Stephen Perkins of Baileyville and four men from the Bronx were arrested and charged with attempted murder.
The state medical examiner's office is trying to determine the cause of death after finding a body believed to be that of a missing Baldwin woman. Police believe it is the body of Lawrene Alexander. The body was found Wednesday in the woods near Alexander’s home. Police said she had a mental health diagnosis and had disappeared before, but had always checked in with relatives.
As a deep freeze sets in across half the country, officials are urging people to help those most vulnerable, especially the homeless and the elderly. Forecasters are warning people to be wary of hypothermia and frostbite from the arctic blast that's gripping a large swath from the Midwest to the Northeast. The prolonged, dangerous cold weather has sent advocates for the homeless scrambling to get people off the streets and to bring in extra beds for them.