Stonington fugitive caught in Virginia

Posted Aug. 13, 2013, at 1:11 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A former Stonington man has been apprehended in Virginia after he was indicted in Maine this spring on unlawful sexual contact charges and then allegedly fled the state, according to officials.

Jamie L. Cox, 36, was indicted in April of this year by a Hancock County grand jury on three felony counts of unlawful sexual contact, allegedly for having sexual contact with a teenage girl, according to police. A few weeks after Cox was indicted, police released a public statement that they were looking for him.

Last Friday, Cox was tracked down and apprehended in Virginia, according to officials with the Maine Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Marshals Service. Specific information about how and where Cox was taken into custody was not available Tuesday.

Cox is being held at the Franklin County Jail in Rocky Mount, Va., officials said Tuesday. According to Deputy Jason Shafer, a corrections officer at the jail, a court hearing has been set for Sept. 4 to determine whether Cox will be extradited to Maine.

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