May 27, 2018
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Man who had been on the run for four months arrested in Windham

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WINDHAM, Maine — A man who had eluded police for more than four months was captured at a home in Cumberland County last week, according to police.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office had received numerous tips that Zachary Farris, 25, of Windham was at a home in that town, Sheriff Kevin Joyce said in a news release.

Farris had been on the lam since he was featured on an episode of Fugitive Files on a Portland news station in April, according to the release.

Farris had been wanted for charges of burglary and theft, the release said, and several pieces of information through the sheriff’s office’s tip line suggested Farris had been living in Florida.

U.S. Marshals in Maine contacted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, along with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Florida. In late August, Maine authorities were tipped off that Farris had returned north.

On Aug. 30, Windham police and Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies converged on the home that Farris was staying at and arrested him. He attempted to elude police prior to the arrest and a Taser was used to subdue him.

Farris was booked into the Cumberland County Jail, where he remains without bail.

“The arrest of Zachary Farris is a great example of cooperation between the media and

the public as well as federal, state, local and county law enforcement agencies,” Joyce said in the release.

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