Stetson man with outstanding warrants arrested in St. Albans

By Ryan McLaughlin and Diana Bowley, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 12, 2011, at 6:27 p.m.

ST. ALBANS, Maine — A weeklong manhunt for a Stetson man wanted on multiple arrest warrants has come to an end.

Michael Hurd, 30, surrendered to Somerset County sheriff’s deputies at a private residence in St. Albans on Friday morning, Somerset County Sheriff’s Lt. Carl Gottardi said Friday afternoon.

“He decided that he wanted to turn himself in and take care of some of these matters,” said Gottardi.

The residence where Hurd turned himself in was that of a “mutual acquaintance of his,” Gottardi said.

Hurd surrendered to Deputy Don Avery without incident.

Hurd is a person of interest in a pair of burglaries in Corinna last weekend, and he was also wanted in Somerset County on charges of aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

He allegedly also led Dexter police on a foot pursuit on Wednesday and eluded police after they spotted him on a street in that town.

Hurd is also responsible for a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck that disappeared from Dexter the same night as the foot pursuit, according to Gottardi, who said the pickup has been recovered by authorities.

Dexter police said the truck was found on Lovers Lane in the St. Albans area and is now impounded in Dexter. The keys were left inside the truck.

Maurice Neal, Dexter’s sexton, told the Dexter Town Council on Thursday that the truck, which had been stored inside a garage at the cemetery, was invaluable for his work at the cemetery.

“If I catch him, I’m going to bury him. I won’t need any help, either,” he said as the council and audience erupted in laughter.

Hurd’s first court appearance is scheduled for Monday in Skowhegan.

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