A bail hearing has been scheduled in the case of a Wilton man charged with murder in connection to the June shooting death of a New Sharon man.

Timothy Danforth, 24, is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Farmington District Court for the bail hearing. Danforth pleaded not guilty Aug. 19 to the murder charge and is being held at the Franklin County Jail pending a bail hearing.

Danforth is charged in connection with the killing of Michael Reis, 24, of New Sharon, on June 1 at 259 Weld Road in Wilton. He was arrested by Maine State Police last month.

Reis was shot shortly after midnight at the residence, where Danforth’s father lived, according to the state police.

In a state police news release issued after Danforth’s arrest, Reis was identified as a member of a group that had gone to the mobile home and gotten into a confrontation with the home’s occupants, who included Danforth and his father.

After the shooting, some of the people Reis was with took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police received a call from the residence around 12:45 on the morning of June 1, reporting that someone had been shot. When police arrived at the scene, Reis already had been taken to the hospital.

Lt. Brian McDonough, of the state police, said at a news conference the day of the killing that the shooter had been identified, though no one was charged in the case until Danforth was arrested last month.

After the arrest, state police spokesman Steve McCausland declined to comment on the two-month delay.

Danforth has criminal convictions for minor offenses. Court records show he was fined $350 in October 2014 for marijuana possession and fined $500, as well as a 48-hour jail sentence and 150-day license suspension in November for operating under the influence.

South Paris attorney Sarah Glynn has been appointed to represent Danforth in the murder case. Assistant Attorney General Roger Ellis will be prosecuting the case for the state and Justice William Stokes will oversee the proceedings.

As of Thursday afternoon, a probable cause affidavit had not been filed with the court, according to a Franklin County court clerk.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

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