ROCKLAND, Maine — A Waldoboro man is facing prison time after he failed to report to jail and, when apprehended by a tactical team, had a loaded handgun in his car, according to police.

Louis Rubino, 34, was arrested Thursday on McNally Road in Clinton by 13 officers from the Maine State Police and the Clinton and Winslow police departments, said Clinton police Sgt. Rusty Bell. Rubino was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, operating after revocation as a habitual offender, carrying a concealed weapon, having a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle and displaying a fictitious inspection sticker.

Police had been seeking Rubino since July 25 when he failed to report to the Knox County Jail as he had been ordered to do after being sentenced May 29 to six months in jail for stealing nearly $1,000 worth of items from the Thomaston Wal-Mart in December.

Though Rubino was sentenced earlier, the judge had agreed to allow Rubino to report to jail in July.

At his initial appearance Wednesday afternoon in Knox County Unified Court on the failure to report charges, Rubino told Justice Daniel Billings that he “allegedly” did not go to jail when he was required because he did not want to leave his wife and three children living in a tent without him.

The felony count of failure to report carries a possible maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Bell said by telephone later Wednesday, however, that Rubino and his family had been living in a house in Clinton since about July 30.

Bell said when police learned that Rubino was living at the home, they also received information that he had the firearm and that he had told people he would not return to jail. After getting a tip that Rubino was returning to the Clinton home from another location last Thursday, officers set up around McNally Road to await him.

When he drove toward the home, Rubino’s vehicle was stopped, and he was ordered out of the car at gunpoint, according to Bell. A loaded 9 mm handgun was found in the center console of the car, the sergeant said.