A fugitive wanted for murder in Massachusetts and who is on that state’s most wanted list was apprehended on Tuesday, a day after running from a Wilton police officer during a motor vehicle stop, according to Maine State Police.
Derell Guy was arrested on Winter Hill Road in Carthage at about 1 p.m. Police had been searching for Guy since Monday afternoon, when a Wilton police officer stopped a car in which Guy was a passenger on Route 2 in Wilton at about 10:30 a.m. and Guy ran off, state police said.
Guy is wanted in connection to the shooting death of a man in Lynn, Massachusetts, on Jan. 4, 2020. He has an extensive criminal history in Massachusetts, which includes convictions for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, police have said.
The Winter Hill Road area where Guy was captured is about six miles from where the car was pulled over the day before on Route 2. Investigators found him after state police received a tip that Guy had been spotted behind a residence on Earth Way in Carthage, state police said.
Police from several departments responded, and a Maine state police tracking dog assisted in the search, state police said.
Guy is being held without bail at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office where the U.S. Marshals Service will charge him with being a fugitive from justice. Guy faces extradition to Massachusetts, state police said.