VAN BUREN, Maine — A local man the Van Buren Police Department sought the public’s help in locating earlier this week has been arrested in Rumford, some 220 miles away.
A Maine State Police trooper arrested Michael C. Doucette, 30, without incident Wednesday night in Rumford on probable cause of gross sexual assault, according to a representative of the Oxford County Jail in South Paris, where Doucette was held overnight.
Doucette, who also is known as Michael C. Hoague, was being brought Thursday to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton and was expected to make a first court appearance Friday.
The Van Buren Police Department reached out to the public for help in locating Doucette with a post on the department’s Facebook page on Tuesday, May 24. Another post early Thursday morning announced his capture.
The posts do not indicate why he was wanted, and police declined to release any further information but warned on Facebook “we are attempting to quickly take him into custody.” Citizens also were warned not to approach Doucette if they spotted him but to contact authorities immediately.
Doucette has a lengthy criminal history in Maine according to state records, including convictions for multiple felonies such as criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, assault on an officer, terrorizing, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and aggravated criminal mischief.
He has also been convicted of a variety of misdemeanor charges, including theft by unauthorized use of property, operating under the influence and domestic violence terrorizing.
Doucette is scheduled to appear via video from the county jail before a judge in Fort Kent District Court on Friday, May 27.