Police capture escaped fugitive in Clinton

Posted Aug. 10, 2012, at 4:54 p.m.

CLINTON, Maine — A Clinton teenager who had been on the run from law enforcement for two days was captured late Thursday, according to police.

Timothy Ezell, 19, had escaped through the rear window of a parked police car in Winslow on Tuesday night. Authorities found him in the woods in Clinton late Thursday, according to Capt. Dan Davies of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

A resident had tipped Clinton police off that Ezell was hiding in the woods behind a house on Thursday, according to Davies.

Clinton officers contacted the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, and a K-9 unit was able to locate Ezell hiding in a bush, Davies said. He was taken into custody without incident.

Ezell had been arrested Tuesday evening after a car burglary had been reported in Clinton. When he was taken to the Winslow police station for processing, he escaped the cruiser by rolling the back window down.

In addition to the burglary charge Ezell faces from the vehicle burglary, he is now facing charges of escape and refusing to submit to arrest, according to Davies.

Ezell is being held at the Kennebec County Jail without bail.

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