April 19, 2019
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Maine man who police say used girl as human shield is in custody

York County Sheriff's Office | BDN
York County Sheriff's Office | BDN
Vincent Cole, 28, of Waterboro.

HOLLIS, Maine — Police say a man who once used a child as a human shield when an officer drew a stun gun is in custody after being on the lam.

Officials said Vincent Cole turned himself in to the Buxton Police Department Wednesday morning. A judge issued a warrant after police and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services couldn’t locate Cole or Natasha West at their Hollis home Sunday during a family safety assessment.

Police said he was wanted for two other warrants for violating conditions of his prior release.

Police say Cole has a violent history including stabbing a man and beating others with a baseball bat last July. Deputies said that a month later he grabbed a small child and used her as a shield when police tried to arrest him.

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