Alleged Campbell Creek Complex shooter court date set for July 24

Sun, 05/14/2023 - 8:45am

    The next court appearance for a Boothbay Harbor man facing three felony charges stemming from a March 19 shooting incident has been set for Monday, July 24. A deposition conference was held May 8 via Zoom with defendant Matthew A. Plummer, his attorney Christopher Ledwick and county prosecutors. No time has been set for the hearing, according to Lincoln County Unified Court clerks.

    The Maine State Police Tactical Team and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested Plummer, 40, after a standoff at the Campbell Creek housing complex. According to the sheriff’s office, witnesses heard gunshots and saw a man with a gun in the complex’s parking lot. The man later identified as Plummer returned into an apartment. 

    Plummer was charged with a Class A offense of aggravated attempted murder and two Class C offenses, illegal possession of firearms and violating conditions of release. The shooting victim was identified as Thomas Hourihan, 34, of Wiscasset. He was hit by the bullets allegedly fired by the man identified with a gun. Hourihan was treated for 10 gunshot wounds prior to law enforcement arriving at the scene and was later transported to a hospital.   

    According to the LCSO report, a witness saw a woman, a man and a child leaving the apartment just prior to the shooting. They were taking separate cars which were all parked in close proximity. The witness saw a man later identified as Plummer come out of the apartment with his hand behind his back. “Almost immediately the witness saw the man fire numerous rounds at Hourihan, (the) woman and (the) child. Police interviews revealed the trio were together and were taking separate vehicles to shop for furniture. Hourihan dived into the woman’s car. She fled with everyone in the vehicle,” Sheriff’s Detective Randy Chubbuck wrote in an affidavit. “There is probable cause to believe Matthew committed the crimes of aggravated attempted murder and violation of conditions of release.”

    Prior to the tactical team’s arrival, four to five sheriff’s department members were joined by Boothbay Harbor Police Department, Maine Warden Service and U.S. Border Patrol who participated in the standoff, according to sheriff’s department officials.

    On March 20, Plummer was arraigned at Lincoln County Courthouse. His bail was set at $100,000 with no third party bail allowed.