Domestic assault suspect found hiding in Kenduskeag trailer

Posted Sept. 26, 2011, at 10:58 p.m.

KENDUSKEAG, Maine — A local man who was wanted by police in connection with two domestic violence assaults was arrested Sunday night after a state police trooper found him hiding in a vacant mobile home he had been hired to fix up.

Dereck Connors, 36, was arrested without incident after Maine State Police Trooper Brian Bean kicked in the door after obtaining permission to do so from the owner of Country Mobile Home Park, where Connors had been living with his girlfriend in another mobile home.

Police had been looking for Connors since last Thursday, when he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and then fled. He also was on probation for a prior conviction at the time. Personnel from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department searched the area but were not able to locate him, Bean said Monday night.

On Sunday, Bean was sent to look into another assault report from Connors’ girlfriend. Bean said the girlfriend had been texting Connors in an attempt to work things out but when Connor showed up at her home about 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening, things did not go as she hoped.

Connors showed up intoxicated and ended up pushing her and then fleeing again.

Bean said that police checked a couple of other mobile homes, including the home of a mutual friend, before finding Connors.

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