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Court Documents: Maine Man Charged in Violent Crime Spree Confesses

HOULTON, Maine - Court affidavits made public Monday say Anthony Lord of Houlton has confessed to killing two people, wounding three and kidnapping a 22-year-old woman during a crime spree in northern Maine last week.

Lord made his first appearance in Aroostook County Superior Court Monday.

Maine State Police say 35-year-old Anthony Lord has admitted taking the following actions which began shortly after sunrise Friday morning:

He arrived at the Irish residence in Houlton around 5:15 a.m. and fired multiple shots, wounding 55-year-old Kimberly Irish and killing 22-year-old Kyle Hewitt. Twenty-one-year-old Brittany Irish managed to escape through a bathroom window, flag down a passing truck and jump on the back.

But Lord ran after her, jumped on the truck as well, then shot at the driver until he stopped. Then Lord grabbed Brittany Irish and fled with her in another vehicle.

Court documents say that Lord then drove to a wood yard in Lee, where he encountered two men. After one of the men noticed Brittany Irish had an injury on her arm and asked about it, Lord opened fire, killing Kevin Tozier and wounding Clayton McCarthy.

The spree came to an end later that afternoon when police found Lord at his uncle's residence in Houlton, along with Brittany Irish.

Anthony Lord faces two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping. The motive behind his actions is still unclear. His attorney, Hunter Tzovarras, says he's familiarizing himself with the case, but may request a psychological evaluation due to the nature of the allegations.