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Thomaston man charged in March burglary after two-month hunt

Courtesy of Knox County Jail
Courtesy of Knox County Jail
Travis Young
By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — The long arm of the law caught up this weekend with a man accused of a March burglary.

Travis Young, 20, of Thomaston, was arrested Friday night by Thomaston police and charged with burglary and theft. Police have been looking for Young for two months to serve him with arrest warrants in connection with the burglary.

According to an affidavit filed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Rockland District Court on Nov. 5, Young and Liam Masterson, 24, of Spruce Head have been charged in connection to the break-in at a home on Waterman’s Beach Road in South Thomaston on March 21 and theft of several spools of electrical wire.

The wire was valued at $850.

The sheriff’s department investigation found that the wire was sold for $286 at a Thomaston recycling center after the theft. That discovery led to Masterson and Young, according to the affidavit.

Masterson has already been charged and pleaded not guilty. His next court appearance is March 24. Police were told that Young had been hiding out on either Vinalhaven or Matinicus Island, according to paperwork filed in court by police.

Young is being held at the Knox County in lieu of $250 cash bail. He is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Monday afternoon.

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