Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Associated Press
HOLDEN — Police have arrested a man on a 23-year-old warrant after responding to reports of a disturbance at a Holden trailer park.
Officers went to the Cedar Haven trailer park at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday after someone called and wanted another person removed from their residence.
Officer Chris Greeley tells the Bangor Daily News when he ran the name of the person accused of making the disturbance, 43-year-old Arnold Thompson, a 1989 warrant for failure to appear on a theft charge popped up.
Greeley says Thompson had moved to Florida and lived there for at least 15 years, and Thomson told police he'd been arrested while in Florida.
Greeley says the likelihood is that Maine authorities did not think it was worth the money in terms of plane tickets, overtime and hotels to send officers to Florida to bring him back, according to the Daily News.
“That’s actually fairly common,” that “the state that wants him is not willing to come get him," Greeley said.
Thompson was arrested on the old warrant.