ACTON — A 36-year-old Sanford man whom police say broke into a Lyman home a month ago, stealing $3,500 in jewelry, has been apprehended.

Earl Cormier ran into the woods in Acton Tuesday when police arrived at a home there but surrendered about an hour later. He was taken to York County Jail where he was held overnight without bail. Cormier was scheduled to appear at Springvale District Court this afternoon via video link from the jail.

Cormier was charged with burglary and violating conditions of release.

As well, according to a news release posted by Maine State Police on social media, Cormier had an outstanding felony warrant charging unlawful possession of heroin.

Maine State Police allege Cormier entered a home in Lyman April 13, stealing jewelry and tools.

The MSP statement said investigators received information that Cormier was at a home in Acton on Tuesday.

“When troopers arrived on scene Cormier fled into the woods,” the statement said, but was taken into custody in about an hour.

York County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest, troopers said.

Maine State Police Troopers Robert Cejka and Jeremy Forbes are the investigating officers.

Police were able to recover three rings.



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