June 21, 2018
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New Hampshire man charged in Millinocket with probation violation

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff

MILLINOCKET, Maine — A New Hampshire man remained at Penobscot County Jail on Monday after U.S. marshals and local police arrested him outside a Hannaford supermarket on Friday, Maine’s U.S. marshal said Monday.

Brian Tilton, 19, of New Hampshire was charged by the New Hampshire state probation office with violation of probation, U.S. Marshal Noel March said.

Apparently a convicted burglar and thief, Tilton had been living with a woman in Millinocket for several months when New Hampshire authorities got tipped as to his whereabouts. They contacted the U.S. Marshal’s Office and sought assistance, March said.

U.S. Deputy Marshal Thomas Britt, who works in the agency’s Bangor office, contacted Millinocket police and he and town officers found Tilton at the woman’s house. They followed her, Tilton and the woman’s infant son as they drove to Hannaford. Authorities took Tilton into custody without incident about 3 p.m. Friday after she went into the store, March said.

The woman cooperated with authorities and took her son home as investigators took Tilton to jail, March said.

Tilton is being held without bail and is due in court to face extradition proceedings in Bangor on Jan. 17, a jail spokeswoman said.

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