For Immediate Release
|February 04, 2022||
District of Maine (207) 780-3355;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
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Portland, ME – Shovelers, snowblowers and plow trucks drivers were not the only ones out during Friday’s snowstorm. A team of U.S. Marshals, state and local authorities were out on the hunt for a wanted Biddeford fugitive.
The U.S. Marshals Service, Maine Violent Offender Task Force announce the arrest of David Matos, 27 of Biddeford, Maine. Matos was being sought by Biddeford Police on multiple warrants issued out of the State of Maine for Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon, Reckless Conduct with a Firearm, two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, and Elevated Aggravated Assault.
According to the Biddeford Police Department, on Dec. 21, 2021, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call in the area of 21 George Street for a shooting. The caller alleged that a male shot at him and fled in a vehicle. Upon subsequent investigation, authorities determined that Matos was the alleged suspect in the shooting.
On Feb. 3, 2022, Biddeford investigators said Matos is alleged to have been the assailant in a violent assault against a female victim. The victim was transported from Biddeford to a Boston-area hospital for severe injuries to her face after reportedly being pistol-whipped multiple times with a firearm.
On Feb. 4, officers were alerted to a shooting near Jefferson Street and Center Street in Biddeford. It is alleged that Matos fired at least six shots at the occupants of a vehicle. Later that afternoon, authorities developed information on Matos’s whereabouts, which led investigators to an address in Saco, Maine. The Maine State Police Tactical Team deployed to the address in Saco, but Matos had departed prior to their arrival.
Through a collaborative effort, investigators determined that Matos fled to an address in Biddeford. U.S. Marshals were able to safely apprehend Matos later that evening as he left the residence on foot. Matos was transported to the local county jail and the Biddeford Police Department is continuing their investigation, additional charges are probable. Investigators worked into the early hours Saturday morning processing evidence from the arrest. Subsequent to Matos’s arrest, a loaded 9mm caliber Glock pistol, 53 grams of suspected drugs and $3,596 in cash were seized by authorities.
The USMS Maine Violent Offender Task Force was assisted by the Biddeford Police Department, Saco Police Department, Old Orchard Beach Police Department, Maine State Police Tactical Team, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.
The U.S. Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of members of the U.S Marshals Service, Maine State Police, Maine Department of Corrections, Biddeford Police Department and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of any State or Federal Fugitive please contact the United States Marshals Service, District of Maine at MED.TIPLINE@usdoj.gov.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.