Thayne Ormsby, 20, of Orient, made his initial appearance today, July 6, in a New Hampshire courtroom via video conference. Ormsby was arrested July 2 in Dover, N.H., and charged with three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of Jeffrey Ryan, Jesse Ryan and Jason Dehahn in Amity, Maine. The court Tuesday ordered that Ormsby receive court-appointed counsel before any further proceedings, according to a news release from Maine State Police Criminal Investigation Division II.

Ormsby is scheduled to appear again before the court in Dover, N.H., on July 16 at 10 a.m. It is expected that extradition will be addressed at that hearing.

The charges in Maine are expected to be presented during the next grand jury session in Aroostook County.

An investigation led Maine State Police detectives and Dover detectives to Ormsby, who was most recently residing at 149 Portland Ave. in Dover, N.H., a July 2 release stated.

The three victims, who state police detectives said in a June 24 Department of Public Safety news release had been stabbed, were discovered by a relative of one of the victims around 9:30 p.m. on June 23 at Jeffrey Ryan’s Amity home, about 15 miles south of Houlton.

In addition to Ryan, 55, the victims included his 10-year-old son, Jesse Ryan, and 30-year-old Jason Dehahn, a friend of the elder Ryan and an Amity resident, Department of Public Safety spokesperson Steve McCausland said in the prior release. Detectives were said to have thought the homicides took place in the early morning hours of June 23.

According to Tuesday’s news release, divers from the Maine State Police Dive Team recovered a weapon on Saturday, July 3, believed to have been used in the murders. Further processing at the State Police Crime Laboratory is expected.