A Boothbay Harbor man was arrested early Monday morning after a roughly 10-hour standoff with police that began when he allegedly shot a man at an apartment complex.

Matthew Plummer Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Matthew Plummer, 40, has been charged with aggravated attempted murder and violating his conditions of release after allegedly shooting a Wiscasset man in the parking lot of Campbell Creek Apartments on Reed Road at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The 34-year-old victim, whose identity has not been released, sought treatment at a local urgent care facility before police arrived at the scene – and was later taken to Lincoln Health’s Miles Campus and then to Maine Medical Center in Portland via LifeFlight. The victim is expected to live, according to a spokesperson from the Maine State Police.

Witnesses told deputies they saw a man with a gun and heard gunshots in the parking lot before seeing the man, later identified as Plummer, go into an apartment, according to the sheriff’s office.

Officers from Boothbay Harbor Police, the Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Border Patrol helped the sheriff’s department contain the scene before the state police tactical team arrived.

After Plummer’s arrest, he received medical treatment at Lincoln Health’s Miles Campus in Damariscotta before being taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. He was scheduled to appear in Wiscasset Unified Court on Monday.

Plummer was involved in a similar, eight-hour standoff in 2018 in Wiscasset.

Police said at the time that they responded to an apartment building where Plummer had choked his girlfriend and threatened her with a knife. Plummer refused to come out of the building and deputies used a chemical agent to get him outside where he resisted arrest and a police K-9 bit him in the hand.

During Sunday’s standoff, the State Police Tactical and Crisis Negotiations Team decided to evacuate the building because Plummer has a history of violence with police, according to the sheriff’s office.

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