Man Responsible For Violent Rampage In Northern Maine Sentenced
A man responsible for a violent rampage in Northern Maine that left two men dead is going to prison for life.
A judge in Bangor on Monday imposed two life sentences on Anthony Lord. Before he received his sentence, the 37-year-old told the judge that he'd sought counseling after the death of his baby son two months earlier but it failed to help him deal with his grief.
The charges stemmed from a series of scary crimes in July 2015,that started when Lord tied up and beat Kary Mayo in Silver Ridge Township. Guns and a pickup truck were stolen from that location. About a half hour later, police learned that Lord had set fire to a barn and kidnapped 21-year-old Brittany Irish. The two knew each other before Lord arrived at her parents' house. He shot and wounded her 55-year-old mother and then shot and killed her 22-year-old boyfriend. Kyle Hewitt. Brittany tried escaping out a bathroom window and jumping on a passing pickup truck driven by Carlton Eddy but Lord jumped on the back of the truck and shot Eddy three times. Eddy survived the attack. The two fled in a different vehicle.
There was a high speed chase, during which he fired on police before getting away. While police were looking for Lord, they learned that two men had been shot at a woodlot in Lee. 58-year-old Kevin Tozier of Lee died from his injuries. Lord had taken their wood truck and was seen leaving the area.
Police finally caught up with Lord and Brittany Irish at a relative's home in Houlton.He was taken into custody without incident.
Anthony Lord was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility for patrol.