Steuben man arrested after fleeing police

Posted Nov. 21, 2008, at 9:46 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:54 a.m.

STEUBEN, Maine — A local man who ran from law enforcement in neighboring Gouldsboro after his vehicle was pulled over earlier in the week has been found and arrested, according to police.

Lt. Travis Willey of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that deputies and Gouldsboro police went to the Village Road home of Brian Stanwood, 22, around 11 p.m. Thursday after receiving information that indicated Stanwood was there. They found Stanwood and arrested him without incident.

“He didn’t have a chance to run,” Willey said.

Stanwood was taken first to Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, then on Friday was transferred to the Washington County Jail in Machias.

Police had been looking for Stanwood since at least Tuesday, when Washington County deputies went looking for him to arrest him on a warrant for unpaid fines, Willey said.

At around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sgt. Jim Malloy of the Gouldsboro Police Department came across Stanwood’s vehicle at Young’s Market on Route 1, after the Washington County Sheriff’s Department had put out a bulletin for Stanwood’s arrest. Malloy pulled Stanwood’s truck over, but after Stanwood initially stopped and talked briefly to Malloy, he sped off, driving south on Route 195 to the Gouldsboro village of Corea.

Malloy gave chase but lost track of Stanwood’s vehicle. After calling for backup, officers with Maine State Police, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Maine Warden Service assisted in searching for Stanwood in the Corea area for several hours but were unable to find him or his vehicle.

Willey said Stanwood now also faces a felony charge of eluding an officer.

According to court records in Ellsworth and Machias, Stanwood owes money for fines stemming from a variety of charges that date to 2004.

In Washington County, Stanwood has yet to pay fines totaling $2,250 on violations that include operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, operating a motor vehicle while license suspended or revoked, attaching false plates and violating conditions of release.

In Hancock County, Stanwood owes fines of $932 on violations that include possession of alcohol by a minor and shellfish fishing without a license.

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