Boothbay Harbor man apprehended, charged in shooting

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 9:45am

    40-year-old Matthew Plummer was arrested and charged early this morning by the State Police tactical team and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies following a standoff on Reed Road in Boothbay Harbor Sunday night.

    The incident began at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday afternoon when witnesses in the area of Campbell Creek Apartments reported seeing a man with a gun and hearing gunshots in the parking lot of the apartment complex. Before deputies arrived, the victim, identified as a 34-year-old male from Wiscasset, arrived at the local urgent care facility seeking treatment for gunshot wounds. Witnesses reported that a man, later identified as Matthew Plummer of Boothbay Harbor, had gone back into an apartment at Campbell Creek following the incident and was believed to still be inside.

    Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies along with officers from Boothbay Harbor Police, Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Border Patrol were able to contain the scene which was later turned over the Maine State Police tactical team.

    Plummer was arrested around 3 a.m. and taken to the LincolnHealth, Miles Campus in Damariscotta for medical treatment before being transported to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. Plummer was charged with aggravated attempted murder and violating his conditions of release from a similar 2018 standoff in Wiscasset. It is expected that Plummer will appear in the Wiscasset Unified Court later today. 

    The victim was initially transported to the LincolnHealth, Miles Campus and later transferred to the Maine Medical Center in Portland via Life Flight. No information on his condition is available at this time.

    Detectives from both Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police are in Boothbay Harbor completing the investigation that is still active and ongoing.