Farmington man faces stalking charge after following court officers

Posted Oct. 24, 2012, at 10:16 a.m.

FARMINGTON, Maine — A local man faces a charge of stalking after Franklin County District Court officers reported to police that he was following them as they left court Monday.

Benjamin Soha, 27, became upset in Farmington District Court over a late fine or payment, Farmington Police Department secretary Bonnie Pomeroy said. When the officers left court after 4 p.m., they became suspicious that Soha was following them. Farmington police Sgt. Ed Hastings responded and determined there was enough evidence to arrest Soha.

Soha didn’t harm the officers, made no threats and was not armed, but it did look like he was trying to intimidate them, she said.

Soha remained at Franklin County Detention Center on Tuesday. Bail was set at $2,000 cash. He is expected to appear in court Wednesday, according to an officer at the detention center.