June 18, 2018
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Stetson man facing litany of charges has bail set at $50,000

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A Stetson man who faces a long list of charges had his bail set at $50,000 during his first court appearance on Monday, a Somerset County Jail official said Tuesday.

Michael Hurd, 30, who was arrested Friday after a week-long manhunt, is expected to remain incarcerated at the jail in Madison for a while, according to the jail’s administrator, Maj. David Allen.

“He knows what’s against him,” said Allen. “Anytime you set a cash bail that high, it’s for a significant reason.”

Hurd made his first appearance by video from the Somerset County Jail.

He is being held at the jail on charges of burglary, unpaid fines, violation of condition of release and domestic violence assault, according to Allen.

Hurd surrendered to Somerset County sheriff’s deputies at a private residence in St. Albans last Friday.

He led police in Dexter on a foot pursuit last Wednesday after he was spotted in a street in that town. Hurd also was involved in the disappearance of a 1998 Chevrolet pickup truck the same evening as the foot chase, authorities said.

The truck later was recovered in the St. Albans area.

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