Former Old Orchard Beach fire chief, Ricky Plummer, has a new court date

Former Old Orchard Beach fire chief, Ricky Plummer, is expected to enter a plea at York County Courthouse on Thursday. He has been indicted on charges of felony arson after allegedly setting a fire that burned 42 acres of marshland in Old Orchard Beach in

*UPDATE* (09/8/16) -  Former Old Orchard Beach Fire Chief Ricky Plummer will NOT appear in court Thursday. He will be in court on November 3, 2016.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - - Former Old Orchard Beach Fire Chief Ricky Plummer is expected to enter a plea in court today after being indicted on arson charges

Former Old Orchard Beach fire chief, Ricky Plummer, is expected to enter a plea at York County Courthouse on Thursday. He has been indicted on charges of felony arson after allegedly setting a fire that burned 42 acres of marshland in Old Orchard Beach.

The statement was released by North Yarmouth fire chief Gregory Payson.

"The Town of North Yarmouth and North Yarmouth Fire Rescue are deeply saddened by the recent news reports in OId Orchard Beach," the statement reads. "During his tenure as Chief, he was able to secure a recruitment and retention grant from [FEMA]…with the help of the grant, the Fire Rescue Department was able to recruit many new members to the department that currently here today."

"At this time, the Town of North Yarmouth does not have any unresolved fires under investigation to include the Wescustogo Hall fire of Aug. 29, 2013, nor have we been contacted by the State Police or the State Fire Marshalls Offices," Payson wrote.

"We at North Yarmouth Fire Rescue and the Town of North Yarmouth would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the Old Orchard Fire Department as well as the citizens of Old Orchard Beach," the statement reads. "Don't let this incident reflect poorly on the dedicated professionals that work for the Town of Old Orchard or this profession as a whole."

Chief Payson ends the statement by asking the public to be patient with this tragic news and allow the justice system to do the work that it was designed to do.

 

Copyright 2016 WCSH

Copyright 2016 WCSH


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