June 21, 2018
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Wanted Holden man caught in Bangor with large hidden knife

Knox County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Knox County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Joseph Demmons
By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police arrested a Holden man wanted on 12 warrants near Shaw’s on Main Street after someone reported seeing him Thursday, Bangor police Sgt. Kevin MacLaren said.

Joseph Demmons, 29, was last seen running into the woods in Warren on Tuesday while being chased by police in Knox County, who then asked for the public’s help in finding him.

He was captured at around 8:30 a.m. and was found with a concealed weapon, MacLaren said.

“When they searched him they found a large fixed blade knife in his shorts. It was completely concealed,” the sergeant said.

Demmons was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, violating his bail conditions and for the 12 outstanding warrants.

The warrants, all out of Penobscot County, are for failure to pay fines on convictions for operating under the influence, operating after suspension, refusing to submit to arrest, violation of conditions of release and criminal threatening.

He also has two charges pending for failure to appear for thefts, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office statement requesting the public’s help.

He was last seen at about 6 p.m. Tuesday when deputies chased him through the woods behind Ande’s Variety off Route 1 in Warren, according to the press release.

Knox County deputies learned that Demmons had been staying out in the woods for some time in a makeshift hut, but they were unable to find him along the many trails in the area.

Bangor police took Demmons to Penobscot County Jail where he remained Thursday evening, a jail official said.


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