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  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Maine Fugitive in Florida

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service, Maine Violent Offender Task Force announce the arrest of Dylan Young, 52, of Wiscasset, Maine in Tampa, Florida. Young was wanted by the Wiscasset Police Department on a warrant for Failure to Appear, Aggravated Domestic Violence Assault issued on January 21st, 2022, by the Lincoln County Superior Court.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Massachusetts Sex Offender in Maine

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    Portland, ME - The U.S. Marshals Service, Maine Violent Offender Task Force announce the arrest of John Bastian, 64 of Lynn, MA in Norway, Maine. Bastian was sought by the Massachusetts State Police and Lynn Police Department on a warrant issued on September 2nd, 2022, by the Lynn District Court. The charges included in the warrant are, Indecent Assault and Battery on Person with Intellectual Disability, Kidnapping, Enticement of a child under 16, and Rape of a Child with Force.

  • Maine Murder Suspect Arrested in Mexico, Returned to U.S.

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Violent Offender Task Force announces the arrest of a Portland, Maine man.

    Raymond Lester, 35, of Portland, Maine was arrested late Monday evening in Cancun, Mexico. Lester was wanted by Maine State Police on a warrant issued on June 21st 2022 for one count of murder. Lester was also being sought on a federal warrant issued on June 29th 2022 for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Maine Man Accused of Sex Crimes in South Carolina

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service, Maine Violent Offender Task Force announce the arrest of Kyle Eaton, 48, of Osborn, Maine.

    Eaton was wanted by South Carolina authorities on two warrants issued on April 20th 2022, for Sex/Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minor-victim under 16 years of age, offender with previous record, and Sex/Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minor 3rd Degree-Commit/Attempt Lewd Act.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Rhode Island Sex Offender in Maine

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service, Maine Violent Offender Task Force announce the arrest of Stephen MacLellan, 23, of West Baldwin, Maine. MacLellan was being sought by the Cumberland Police Department out of Rhode Island on a warrant issued by them on March 3rd, 2022, for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest New Hampshire Man on Child Pornography Charges From Florida

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service, Maine Violent Offender Task Force announce the arrest of Michael A. Flippo, 55, of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Flippo was being sought by the Walkulla County Sheriff's Office out of Florida on a warrant issued by them on March 2nd, 2022, for Possession of Computer Child Pornography.

    According to authorities, Flippo was previously arrested in August of 2020 in Florida on charges from Maine for possession of child pornography. From that original investigation, Florida issued a warrant charging Flippo with the additional crime.

  • U.S. Marshals Warn of Phone Scam

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    Portland/Bangor, ME – The U.S. Marshals are alerting the public of a scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. Marshals. During these calls, scammers attempt to collect money via phone in lieu of having further legal problems. The scammers claim that individuals need to "post bond" or face losing their jobs, custody of their children, or other consequences.

  • Authorities Endure Freezing Temperatures in Order to Capture Massachusetts Fugitive in Maine

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    Portland, ME – Snowmobiles and Ice Fisherman were not the only ones out on Embden Pond this morning. A team of federal, state, and local authorities surrounded a residence in Embden, Maine in order to capture a wanted fugitive.

    The U.S. Marshals Service, Maine Violent Offender Task Force announce the arrest of Tylor Santos, 29 of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Santos was being sought by authorities on a warrant issued out of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

  • Maine State Police Web Based Report-Crime Tip Assist U.S. Marshals in Apprehending Fugitive

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    Kittery, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) announces the arrest of Michael Rickett, 26, in Kittery, Maine. Rickett was wanted on a warrant issued by the District of Maine federal court for violating his terms of supervised release.

    Based on an anonymous tip provided to the Maine State Police through their website:

  • Violent Fugitive Wanted for Homicide and Strangulation, Arrested in Ellsworth, Maine

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent Offender Task Force (MVOTF) announces the arrest of Ramon Smith, 33, of Massachusetts. Smith was being sought by two New England states regarding warrants issued out of the State of Connecticut for Homicide and a warrant issued out of Massachusetts for Strangulation.

  • Elusive Illinois Fugitive Can’t Run From the U.S. Marshals

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    Bangor, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent Offender Task Force (MVOTF), announces the arrest of Cortez Strong, 25, of Illinois, after a brief foot pursuit. Strong was being sought by Illinois authorities on a warrant issued for Criminal Sexual Assault in February 2020.

  • Fugitive Lobsterman Caught in U.S. Marshals Trap

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent Offender Task Force (MVOTF), announces the arrest of Michael J. Bernard, 26, of Auburn, ME. Bernard was being sought by Michigan authorities for sex crimes involving a victim under the age of 13.

  • Camping Trip Ends Abruptly for Two Maine Fugitives

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    Portland, ME The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent Offender Task Force and Oxford County Sheriff's Office announces the arrest of Neil Roy Canney, 52, and Selena Canney, 49, in Carter County, TN. Both individuals were sought by Maine authorities and were considered armed and dangerous. The criminal duo are accused of assaulting a 67-year-old Buckfield man after breaking into his home in the early morning hours of July 27th, where the victim suffered stab wounds to his chest and blunt force trauma.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Bowdoinham Man on Child Pornography Charges

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), announces the arrest of Jasper Orne, 37, of Bowdoinham, Maine. Orne was wanted on a warrant for possession of child pornography based on a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

    The United States Secret Service requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, in locating and apprehending Orne. Orne was believed to be in or around the Bowdoinham, Maine area.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Maine Man and Recover Missing Persons in Virginia

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    Portland, ME– The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) announces the arrest of Oscar Geovanny Melgar-Flores, 25, on warrants issued from the State of Maine for Unlawful Sexual Contact (Class C), Unlawful Sexual Touching (Class D), and Furnishing Liquor to a Minor (Class D).

  • U.S. Marshals Warn of Scam

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    Portland/Bangor, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service in Maine is warning the public today of a telephone scam involving fraudulent callers contacting members of the public and alleging they, or their family members, have an active federal arrest warrant and demanding payment of fines.