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

For immediate release

Theodor G. Short, United States Marshal

District of Maine
(207) 780-3355

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: the U.S. Marshals Service, Maine Violent Offender Task Force (MVOTF) responded to an address in Kittery and arrested Rickett without incident as he left a residence on foot. Prior to the tip, Rickett had been actively trying to evade arrest since Oct 2021.

The United States District Court in the District of Maine sentenced Rickett on federal charges in June of 2019 after being charged for a transfer of an unregistered destructive device. Rickett received a 27-month sentence along with 3 years of supervised release.

The U.S. Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of members of the Maine State Police, Maine Department of Corrections, Biddeford Police Department, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

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