Jonathan Stewart

SANFORD — A local man who twice ran away from police during a traffic stop on Sunday faces a slew of charges from furnishing heroin and cocaine to escape and more.

Sanford Deputy Police Chief Tim Strout said Jonathan Stewart, 36, was arrested after Officer Jared Archambault stopped his vehicle because he knew Stewart was sought on a outstanding warrants.

Archambault made the traffic stop in the area of 88 High St. in Sanford, Strout said.

After being stopped, police said  Stewart ran into nearby Carpentier Park, with Archambault in pursuit, and he was taken into custody for the first time.

“While Stewart was being searched incident to the arrest, he once again fled on foot and was taken into custody on Grammar Street,” said Strout. “One gram of suspected heroin and two rocks of suspected cocaine base were seized during a search of the vehicle and Stewart’s personal property.”

Stewart was arrested at about 11 a.m.

Stewart was wanted on a warrant in Rockingham County in New Hampshire and on another from Springvale District Court, both charging failure to appear in court, Strout said.

Stewart faces a string of charges, including Class B felony aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, Class C felony unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, sale or use of drug paraphernalia, refusing to submit to arrest, obstructing government administration, operating after suspension, operating without a license, escape and being a fugitive from justice.

Stewart was remanded to the York County Jail in Alfred.

Bail was initially set at $200 on the Springvale warrant, but no bail was allowed on several of the charges. Stewart remained at York County Jail, where he was scheduled to make a first appearance by video from the jail to Springvale District Court on Tuesday afternoon.

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 780-9016 or [email protected]

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