Father, two sons arrested after 'family shootout' in Limington
LIMINGTON (WGME) -- The York County Sheriff’s Office arrested a father and his two sons after a “family shootout” in Limington Saturday night.
Deputies were called to Boothby Road around 10 p.m. for a reported “domestic squabble that led to gunfire being exchanged.”
Deputies say the home is owned by 64-year-old Walter Sellick, and his two sons, 37-year-old Joshua Sellick, and 39-year-old Jeremy Sellick, were at the house visiting.
The three men had been shooting various weapons on the property, and at least two of the men had been drinking, according to deputies.
During the evening, deputies say an argument erupted between the two brothers. The argument continued outside and turned into a physical fight.
After the fight, Joshua retrieved a shotgun from his vehicle and shot at his brother’s truck, striking it in the front grill section, according to deputies.
Joshua then tried to back out of the driveway, but Jeremy, who was also armed, responded by shooting at Joshua’s vehicle while Joshua was leaving, striking the vehicle in the driver’s door and rear left passenger door, according to deputies.
Deputies say Joshua then accelerated quickly out of the driveway and lost control of the vehicle once he reached Boothby Road and crashed into a ditch.
“By happenstance, two off-duty volunteer Limington firefighters were riding by and witnessed the crash. Not realizing they were in the middle of a family shootout, tried to render aid,” York County Sheriff William King Jr. said.
Deputies made a tactical approach to the residence once they determined that the firefighters were safe.
Deputies made contact with Joshua and convinced Joshua to surrender peacefully on the roadway.
The other brother, Jeremy, and his father, initially refused to surrender because they wanted to “see” the deputies before disarming themselves, according to deputies.
After a short stand-off, they also surrendered.
Jeremy was charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. He posted $1,000 bail and was released from York County Jail on Sunday.
Joshua was also charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, posted $500 bail and was released on Monday.
Walter was summoned for reckless conduct, but deputies continued to investigate the incident and discovered that Walter was prohibited from possessing firearms due to a prior felony conviction.
Deputies say they then returned to the Boothby Road home with a warrant and arrested Walter for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
Deputies found six long guns and two handguns at the home.
Walter Sellick remains at the York County Jail pending on $2,500 bail.