Two wanted men arrested in Biddeford, US marshal says

Posted July 23, 2014, at 8:27 p.m.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Two men who were wanted on active warrants were arrested Wednesday by a team of law enforcement officers, U.S. Marshal Noel March said Wednesday.

Jessy Kehling, 27, of Biddeford, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. at a residence on Prospect Street in Biddeford, March said.

The Maine Violent Sex Offender Task Force has been searching for Kehling since last week. Kehling was wanted on robbery, domestic violence assault and other charges, March said.

March said officers had gathered information that Kehling was at the residence. While he did not resist arrest when located, he did try to hide in a closet, March said.

Also arrested was Ronald Stanley, 23, who lived at the Prospect Street residence, March said. He also was wanted on a warrant for robbery.

Both men were taken to the York County Jail in Alfred, March said.

Before Stanley’s trip to the county lockup, however, he was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford for a medical evaluation because officers used a Taser to subdue him because he resisted arrest.

March said the marshal service got involved at the request of Biddeford police. The marshal service will assist when a person being sought by police is either extremely violent or goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid being apprehended, he said.

The Maine State Police, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Biddeford police worked together to catch Kehling, March said.

Kehling was the subject of a manhunt last week in Standish, where his ditched his car along Route 25 and ran into woods during a police pursuit.

Residents received reverse 911 calls encouraging them to lock their doors and windows and call police if they saw anything suspicious.

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