A man wanted for kidnapping and rape in Oklahoma who was arrested Sunday at a convenience store in Medway waived his right to an extradition hearing Monday.
Terran Morrow, 44, made his first court appearance Monday afternoon before District Court Judge John Lucy at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on a fugitive from justice charge.
The court appearance came a day after East Millinocket police received a tip that Morrow, whose hometown was given as Millinocket, may have been involved in “drug activity” at the Gateway Inn in Medway, the department said Monday.
Officers soon learned that Morrow was wanted for kidnapping and forcible rape in the first degree and an arrest warrant had been issued out of Tusla County, Oklahoma, East Millinocket police said.
Before officers could execute a search warrant at the Gateway Inn, Morrow had left the hotel but was later found at the Big Apple, where he was arrested without incident, according to East Millinocket police.
Morrow has a long criminal history in the Sooner state, and agreed to be returned to Tulsa, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office. If Oklahoma authorities have not come to Maine to retrieve him by Nov. 27, Morrow again will appear in court in Bangor.
Details about the allegations out of Oklahoma were not released by Oklahoma authorities to the district attorney’s office in Bangor.
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