May 18, 2013

Maine fugitive arrested in Conn.

Waterville police say the man was driving with a suspended license when he led police on a chase Thursday evening.

The Associated Press

WATERVILLE — A Maine man wanted by police after leading officers on a high-speed chase is in custody in Connecticut.

Authorities say an FBI agent arrested 31-year-old Ernest Almeida on Friday after overhearing him bragging aboard an Amtrak train about being wanted in Maine.

He's due in court Monday in Connecticut.

In Maine, Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey says Almeida was driving with a suspended license when he led police on a chase Thursday evening. He ultimately abandoned his Jeep, and fled into some woods before reappearing in Connecticut.

Almeida, who couldn't be reached Saturday, is charged in Maine with eluding an officer, operating after suspension as a habitual offender and driving to endanger.
 

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