One arrested, one escapes after stolen metal found in pickup during traffic stop in Cornish

Marc Murphy
York County Sheriff's Office
Marc Murphy
Posted March 19, 2013, at 1:29 p.m.

CORNISH, Maine — One man was arrested early Monday after a pickup truck was pulled over in the town of Cornish on the suspicion of carrying stolen goods, but another man managed to escape, police said.

Marc Murphy, 25, was a passenger in a truck driven by Kevin Lawlor, 31, of Standish when the duo was stopped by York County Sheriff’s Deputies at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Chief Deputy Bill King said.

Precious metals were observed in the truck’s bed during the traffic stop, and police surmised that the metal may have been stolen on Friday from Contour 360, a mill in Cornish, King said.

Lawlor was subsequently detained and placed in the back of a cruiser while deputies questioned Murphy, King said. Lawlor took advantage and fled on foot while still handcuffed, according to the chief deputy.

Lawlor eluded deputies, but $10,000 worth of stolen metal from the mill was recovered, King said. As of Tuesday afternoon, Lawlor has not been caught.

Murphy was placed under arrest and charged with possession of stolen property. He is being held at the York County Jail on $1,000 bail.

Anyone who sees Lawlor should call the York County Sheriff’s Office at 324-1113.

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