NOBLEBORO, Maine — The Maine Violent Offender Task Force on Friday arrested a Massachusetts man wanted in that state on the charge of rape of a child with force.

Jeffrey Glover, 46, was arrested without incident at 1 p.m. Friday, according to Dean Knightly, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals office in Portland. Knightly did not know where in Nobleboro the arrest took place.

Glover was arrested during a high-risk traffic stop following a three-day search through three states.

Acting on a tip received Thursday afternoon from U.S. marshals in Massachusetts, members of the task force including state and local police, and the Marshals Service identified Glover as a passenger in a car and apprehended him, Knightly said.

Glover was wanted on a warrant from New Bedford (Mass.) District Court after being charged with rape of a child with force.

According to Knightly, an initial investigation in Massachusetts indicated that Glover fled Massachusetts to New York City. He was known to have “extensive ties” to Maine.

U.S. marshals attempted to arrest Glover in New York City between Wednesday and Friday, then learned that he was traveling with a new girlfriend, who allegedly lives in Nobleboro.

Following the arrest, Glover was taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where he will be processed as a fugitive from justice, then extradited to Massachusetts, according to Knightly.