Buckfield man to be arraigned in shooting

BUCKFIELD — A man accused of shooting his girlfriend in the neck Monday during an argument is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday on a charge of domestic violence assault.

Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Shooting suspect Scott Ackley is questioned by Maine State Police at 51 Depot St. in Buckfield on Monday after his girlfriend was shot in the neck. He was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault.

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Scott Ackley

Scott L. Ackley, 41, of 51 Depot St., is being held on $15,000 cash bail at the Oxford County Jail in Paris, according to officials. He is set to be arraigned in 11th District Court in Paris on Wednesday.

Police said Ackley was arrested after Sharon Demayo, 38, was shot at the home they shared. Demayo is at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Her sister, Amy Liberman, said Tuesday that Demayo faces a long road of reconstructive surgery. She spent almost five hours in surgery Tuesday in the first of possibly many surgeries to reconstruct her jaw.

"She's going to have to have quite a bit of plastic surgery," Liberman said, adding that surgeons have to reconstruct the right side of Demayo's face. The bullet exited through her jaw and upper lip.

Demayo's jaw was wired shut. She lost several teeth in the shooting and Liberman says her sister will have more pulled from chipping and breakage.

Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said Ackley and Demayo were intoxicated at the time of the shooting and were arguing over a set of lost car keys. McCausland said the fight “escalated into gunfire.”

Travis Peer of Buckfield said he and his friend, Justin, Damayo's son, were in the home at the time of the shooting. Peer told the Sun Journal on Monday that Ackley became “quite aggressive” toward Demayo after the two returned from a bar. He said Demayo left the room and came back with a 9mm handgun and eventually told Ackley, “'Hit me; I dare you.'”

Peer said Ackley took the gun from Demayo and she ended up on the floor with a gunshot wound.

Demayo was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to CMMC. She is not being charged in the incident, McCausland said. He said she is expected to survive her wounds, but he didn't have more specific information on her condition.

He said state police detectives got a warrant and searched the house Monday night and into early Tuesday. A team of detectives followed up on the work of the troopers who initially responded.



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JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Charge them both

She should of called 911, since there were people present during the altercation. She was drunk and used a weapon to threaten him, while daring him on to strike her, he did what any person would do and that is disarm the person, if he felt his life was endanger.

She should be charged for assault, with a deadly weapon and him for being stupid to be around a drunk having a deadly weapon.



I hope the ladies have noticed that a gun will not help to protect you from an abuser or an intruder unless you plan to shoot him while he is asleep. Otherwise you will most likely end up like this woman or worse.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

I agree, charge them both...........

Although she definitely is paying the price for introducing a gun into a stupid argument, I feel she should bear at least half the responsibility. Just the fact that she chose that course of action to end the argument, indicates a much deeper problem with her.
I'm just glad no one was killed, and I hope the court system will not allow either one of these two ever own or posses a firearm again. I guess all in all, the brightest part of this whole story is the fact that they actually lost the car keys, thank God for little miracles...........

Gerry Thompson's picture

Domestic violence

I am against domestic violence of any kind but I would like to know when charges will be brought against Demayo for getting the gun in the first place and endangering the kids in the room?

Steve  Dosh's picture

Buckfield man to be arraigned in shooting

Tony, Tuesday 12:45 pm hst ?
Guns ? You nust be joking . You made this story up , correct ?
i mean to say that just because some one pointed a BB gun at the President the other day in CT ( where many US guns are manufactured ) doesn't mean - all - NE is gun happy , right ? hth ? /s, Steve


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