Bail denied Lincoln man who allegedly bolted from police station Friday

Posted Aug. 19, 2013, at 5:27 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Bail was denied Monday for a Lincoln man charged Friday night with escape and possession of scheduled drugs.

Kai Wetherbee, 23, was on probation for a 2012 burglary conviction when he was found by Lincoln police intoxicated in the doorway of a home he had broken into about 11:35 p.m., according to a previously published report.

Weatherbee “was intoxicated. He kicked open a front door and passed out in the doorway,” Officer Tony Redmond said Saturday.

He was charged with escape after trying to bolt from the police station after taking an Intoxilyzer test. His blood alcohol level was .22, nearly three times the legal limit of .08 percent, according to Lincoln police.

When Weatherbee was searched, police found a baggie with marijuana and a Percocet pill in his pocket, which resulted in the drug charge.

Weatherbee was sentenced in April 2012 to three years in jail with all but six months suspended and three years of probation for a burglary conviction, according to Bangor Daily News archives. He was also sentenced at the same time to three six-month terms in jail, to be served concurrently, for two counts of theft and illegal possession of a firearm, and was ordered to pay $300 in restitution.

If convicted of the more serious charge of escape, Weatherbee faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

BDN reporter Nok-Noi Ricker contributed to this report.

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