Wanted LaGrange man accused of leading police on chase through woods

Posted July 21, 2011, at 10:43 p.m.

ALTON, Maine — A LaGrange man was arrested Wednesday night after reportedly leading a state trooper on a brief chase through the woods.

Arthur Lloyd, 24, was arrested on charges of eluding an officer and on outstanding warrants, one of them for burglary and two counts of theft and the other for failure to appear, Maine State Police Trooper Chris Hashey said.

Lloyd remained at Penobscot County Jail late Thursday night, unable to make his $10,000 bail, Hashey said.

The incident that led to Lloyd’s arrest began about 10 p.m., when the car that Lloyd and a woman with whom he was traveling broke down on Route 16 about two miles from the Old Town line, Hashey said.

Hashey, who was patrolling the area at that time, said he pulled over to investigate. He said that Lloyd initially provided a phony name when asked for identification. When the name Lloyd provided did not check out, Hashey called him on it and that’s when Lloyd fled into the woods.

“He said he ran because he knew he had warrants out on him,” Hashey said.

After a brief foot chase, Hashey called for a state police tracking team. Trooper Seth Edward and his dog, Boris, found Lloyd a short time later, Hashey said. Lloyd was taken into custody without further incident.

The woman Lloyd was traveling with was not charged, Hashey said.

According to court listings published in the Bangor Daily News, Lloyd was indicted by a Penobscot Country grand jury in January on a failure to appear charge. Last September, he was indicted on one count of burglary and two counts of theft.

The latter three charges are connected to a break-in last September in LaGrange, Hashey said.

LLoyd was one of two men who were arrested in connection with a hunting camp burglary on Medford Road in which at least $1,500 worth of items, including firearms, were taken, according to a story published in the BDN.

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