Levant man caught in Maine after allegedly fleeing Mass. child assault charges

Posted March 01, 2011, at 8:51 a.m.
Last modified March 01, 2011, at 12:54 p.m.

PALMER, Mass. — A Maine man authorities say fled from a Massachusetts courthouse just before he was scheduled to be arraigned on charges of assaulting a teenage girl has been captured.

Police say 40-year-old Blaze DeCarlo of Levant, Maine was captured in Bridgton, Maine at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say DeCarlo showed up prior to his scheduled arraignment Monday in Palmer District Court on charges of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, but fled after learning the district attorney planned to request he be held on $25,000 bail.

DeCarlo was arrested Sunday in Wilbraham after he went to the police station voluntarily after learning police were investigating him. Police say the alleged victim is a 14-year-old girl.

It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney

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