An Aroostook County man who police say killed two people and wounded several others in northern Maine last month has been indicted for murder by a Penobscot County grand jury.

Anthony Lord, 35, is accused of going on a rampage through northern Maine on July 16 and 17 that set off a intense police manhunt. Police say he killed two individuals – Kyle Hewitt and Kevin Tozier – and injured four others after he kidnapped a 21-year-old woman from her parent’s home in Benedicta. The woman, Brittany Irish, subsequently said she told police that she feared for her life and asked for their protection from Lord after he had abducted and sexually assaulted her days earlier.

After an 18-hour manhunt across several northern Maine communities in two counties, Lord was arrested without incident at the home of a relative in Houlton.

On Wednesday, a Penobscot County grand jury indicted Lord on one count of “intentional and knowing murder,” aggravated assault with a firearm, three counts of reckless conduct with a firearm and eluding an officer. Lord also is facing charges connected to one of the deaths, injuries and the kidnapping in Aroostook County, but has not yet been indicted there, according to WCSH6.

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