Alton man facing charges after allegedly breaking into abandoned house

Posted Oct. 04, 2012, at 2:41 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — An Alton man is facing multiple charges after he broke into an abandoned home Thursday morning, police said.

Bangor police Officers Tim Shaw and Jason Stuart went to the scene around 9:45 a.m., Sgt. Paul Edwards said in a news release, and searched the outside of the house on Mount Hope Avenue.

As police surveyed the scene, Shaw observed a man later identified as Phillip Ellis, 29, shut a window and take off running from the house seconds later, Edwards said.

Ellis led Shaw and Stuart on a brief foot pursuit, but the officers quickly caught up and took him into custody, according to Edwards.

He was charged with burglary, a Class C felony, and refusing to submit to arrest and brought to the Penobscot County Jail, where he remained Thursday afternoon.