HERMON, Maine — A 21-year-old local man was captured late Monday night after a daylong manhunt, according to police.
Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies and state police had been called to a Billings Road residence at 8 a.m when it was reported Tyler Thomas, 21, had been acting disruptive, according to Chief Deputy Troy Morton.
Thomas’ father had wanted him out of the residence, according to Morton. When police learned Thomas had three warrants for his arrest and tried to take him into custody, he fled, State Trooper Barry Meserve said.
Meserve said he and his dog were called to the area after Thomas fled. After the track proved unsuccessful, two troopers went back to the residence and found Thomas.
Once again, Thomas got away, this time jumping out of a second-story window and going across a nearby swamp, according to Meserve. Police waited on the other side of the swamp for him, but Thomas never came back, Meserve said.
Around 6:30 p.m., a good Samaritan reported seeing a man who matched Thomas’ description along Union Street, about 4 miles from his father’s house. Once again, Thomas tried to flee police but Meserve’s dog tracked him down, and police were able to get him into custody.
Thomas was booked on the three warrants, one of which Meserve said is for failing to appear on a prior domestic violence charge, and taken to Penobscot County Jail.
Additional charges against Thomas are possible.