LITTLETON, Maine — The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office remained on the lookout Thursday for a 40-year-old California man wanted in connection with an aggravated assault Wednesday night in Littleton.
Ronald Lewis Sr., who reportedly has been in the area for the past few weeks visiting family, is suspected of beating his 18-year-old son with a baseball bat at a Carmichael Road residence, according to a press release issued Thursday morning by Sgt. Forrest P. Dudley.
According to Dudley, Sheriff’s Deputy Kristopher Malmborg was called to 266 Carmichael Road about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a domestic assault in progress. There, the deputy learned that Lewis’ son had been assaulted with a baseball bat, causing injury.
The son was taken to Houlton Regional Hospital and was treated and then released. Dudley said the injuries were not life-threatening.
Lewis was taken from the scene by car before Deputy Malmborg arrived, according to Dudley’s press release. The suspect reportedly got out of the car near the intersection of Gillen and Back Ridge roads in Littleton. As of Thursday evening, he had not been seen since.
A search of the area by the Sheriff’s Office tracking dog team, a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter and personnel, Maine State Police and Houlton Police Department officers failed to find Lewis, who is believed to be in the immediate area.
Lewis is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 140 pounds with brown hair and eyes and a dark complexion. Police say Lewis has numerous tattoos, including “666” across his throat. He last was seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and bluejeans.
Anyone with information about the man’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office at 800-432-7842 or Aroostook County Crime Stoppers at 800-638-8477.