MACHIAS – State Police say one person was arrested and charged with murder following shootings in Machias and Jonesboro Monday morning.
State Police Lt. Troy Gardner said in a 5 p.m. press conference that 63-year-old Thomas Bonfanti was arrested and charged with murder.
Police believe he shot and killed three people, as well as injured another person, on Monday.
Gardner said around 10:47 a.m., police were called to 323 Kennebec Road in Machias. Inside the residence, authorities say they found the body of Shawn Currey, 57, who authorities believe was shot to death. Another woman was found injured at the home and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police have not released her identity.
Then, Gardner said police received another 911 call from someone at 69 Roque Bluffs Road in Jonesboro. There, Gardner said police discovered the body of 33-year-old Samuel Powers.
Police were also called to 666 Kennebec Road in Machias, where the body of 49-year-old Jennifer Bryant-Flynn was found.
Bonfanti was arrested outside the American Legion in Machias around 11:15 Monday morning.
Autopsies are scheduled to take place Tuesday, although state police believe all three victims were shot to death.
Gardner said Bonfanti’s Northfield home and vehicle have been secured.
Authorities say there is no ongoing threat to the public.
Police believe Bonfanti knew each of the victims, but would not go into detail regarding the extent of the relationship.
State Police troopers, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies, the Maine Warden Service, Machias Police and the Maine Forestry Service all responded to the scenes.
The investigation into the incidents is ongoing.