DEXTER, Maine — A Dexter man who allegedly attempted to cash a dead relative’s government check was arrested Thursday.
Scott Ferrie, 50, was charged with aggravated forgery in connection with his use of a deceased relative’s identification, Sgt. Kevin Wintle of the Dexter Police Department said Friday.
Police had been searching for Ferrie before the bank incident on two outstanding misdemeanor warrants, according to Wintle. When the bank reported the incident, police obtained a search warrant, which was executed Monday night at Ferrie’s Free Street apartment. The Maine State Police Tactical Team was called to assist during the search because Ferrie was considered a high risk and because the search was being conducted after dark, Wintle said.
Ferrie, formerly of Dover-Foxcroft, was not home at the time of the search, and police were unable to locate him until Thursday, according to Wintle.
After receiving information Thursday that Ferrie was in Garland, Wintle said, officers from his department patrolled the area and spotted Ferrie in a vehicle driven by Patricia Woodward, 21, of Sebec. The vehicle was stopped, and Woodward was charged with driving without a license, illegal attachment of plates and trespass of a motor vehicle.
Ferrie, who was unable to post his $15,000 cash bail, was taken to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained late Friday. His initial court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 18, although he may be arraigned on the charge at an earlier date, Wintle said.
The investigation is continuing, and other charges may be lodged against Ferrie, Wintle said.