Texas fugitive lived in Maine under assumed name

Posted Jan. 11, 2010, at 11:05 a.m.

STANDISH, Maine — A Texas man described by officials as a career criminal has been arrested in Maine where he had been living under an assumed name.

Officials say 45-year-old Thomas Lee Franklin of Texarkana, Texas, was arrested Sunday after officials received a tip from the FBI.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Joyce says Franklin had registered vehicles in Maine and obtained a driver’s license under the name Jamie Smith.

WGME-TV says Franklin is wanted on felony warrants, including larceny and burglary.

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Joyce says Franklin has an extensive record in Texas, Montana, Wyoming and Arkansas.

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