LIMINGTON, Maine — A York County man is facing charges after police searched his vehicle as part of the manhunt for escaped prisoner David Hobson.

York County Sheriff’s Deputies found a vehicle parked suspiciously in the woods off of Cape Road in Limington on Tuesday night. There was a noticeable amount of blood in the vehicle, according to Major William King, and a search turned up firearms and electronics.

Police thought they might have discovered Hobson and monitored the vehicle. While the auto was under surveillance, Mark Walston, 41, of Limington ran back to the vehicle and drove off at high speed.

The pursuit lasted about three miles into Standish at speeds that reached 90 miles per hour. Walston was stopped on the Ossipee Trail.

Walston was initially arrested for eluding an officer, a Class C felony. Upon investigation, deputies were able to link several items located in Walston’s vehicle with a recent burglary and he was also charged with Class C Burglary.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.

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Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports freelancer Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.