June 21, 2018
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Bail for man wanted in Pennsylvania set at $1,000 on Maine charges

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Even if a Pennsylvania man posts $1,000 cash bail at the Penobscot County Jail set by a Maine judge Monday, a hold from police in the Keystone State will prevent him being set free.

Kristopher Jenkins, 26, of Bensalem Township, Pa., was arrested by Bangor police early Saturday and charged with escape, refusing to submit to arrest and failure to give a correct name.

He is next scheduled to appear in court in Bangor on Oct. 15.

Jenkins is wanted in his home state for failing to appear in court on burglary charges.

Extradition papers had not been filed as of Monday afternoon when Jenkins made his first court appearance at the Penobscot Judicial Center, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office.

Jenkins was noticed at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday by Officer Sean Green because he was driving erratically in the downtown area, Sgt. Bob Bishop said Sunday.

Green pulled him over on Oak Street, according to a previously published report.

“From the get-go he was extra evasive about who he was and where he got the vehicle,” Bishop said. “He gave some false names and dates of birth.”

While talking to Green, Jenkins said “‘[expletive] this,’ and took off running,” Bishop said Sunday.

The foot chase covered York, Pine and Oak streets and ended when Jenkins attempted to run downhill while heading toward lower Hammond Street, the sergeant said.

“Descending the hill, he tripped and Sean Green caught him,” Bishop said.

Officers David Farrar and Derek Laflin arrived to assist, and “it took all three to get him into handcuffs,” the sergeant said.

After Jenkins was booked into Penobscot County Jail, the officers discovered his real identity and that he was wanted, Bishop said.

If convicted, Jenkins faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 on the escape charge alone.

BDN reporter Nok-Noi Ricker contributed to this report.

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