SACO, Maine — A man who allegedly served as a getaway driver in an armed robbery in York County in March was arrested in Saco on Thursday, according to state police.

Gene Dares, 35, had been the driver of a getaway car in a March 20 robbery in Lebanon in which Heather Lewis, 26, robbed a victim of $130 at gunpoint, Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland said.

Lewis and Bobbi Jeanne Bouthot, 23, already had been arrested in connection with the incident.

Dares, who was believed to have been staying in the Biddeford area, was a passenger in a Chevy Blazer that was stopped on the Maine Turnpike on Thursday morning, McCausland said. State troopers, drug agents and U.S. Marshals had acted on a tip to find Dares, who has a lengthy rap sheet and is known to possess guns, McCausland said.

Dares was taken into custody at gunpoint, McCausland said. He added that Dares was charged with robbery, but the two others in the SUV were not charged.

Dares is being held on $50,000 bail at York County Jail.

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