Suspect in violent assault indicted by Aroostook grand jury

Posted Jan. 06, 2012, at 5:57 p.m.

DYER BROOK, Maine — A Mars Hill man who was sought by Maine State Police for nearly a month before he was captured last month was one of 47 people indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury after a two-day session Friday.

Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins said the grand jury handed up 50 indictments against 47 people. The majority were for crimes such as drug trafficking and possession, or for crimes committed to procure drugs or the money to buy them.

Chad B. Walton, 30, was indicted on charges of assault and obstructing the report of a crime or injury in connection with a violent domestic assault on Nov. 20.

Walton allegedly assaulted the female victim so badly that she sought treatment for serious facial injuries at a local hospital. He fled soon after the incident and was on the run for close to a month before a vehicle in which he was a passenger was pulled over on Interstate 95 in Dyer Brook in December.

Walton fled on foot from the vehicle and attempted to escape into the woods.

After a brief foot chase, he was captured and arrested without further incident.

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