It all started when police tried to stop a car on the Chase Road in Veazie for an expired inspection sticker.
They say the driver quickly pulled into a driveway, and bolted into the woods.
It turns out that the suspect was 32-year-old Shawn Ashworth. He was wanted for a drug trafficking charge.
At that point, the state police and the Penobscot County sheriff’s department were called.
A trooper with a police dog tracked Ashworth to an apartment on School Street.
Authorities evacuated the building, and also a neighboring school where a meeting was underway.
They wanted to get civilians out of the area before the state police tactical team moved in to make the arrest.
":We were familiar with mister Ashworth’s history where he’s been confrontational with police before.": Said Veazie police Chief Mark Leonard. ":That was our reason for contacting the state police tactical team along with assistance of the special response team from penobscot county sheriff’s department.":
Police say Ashworth tried to slip away as officers were getting ready to move in, but Ashworth was spotted, and arrested.
Police say he used a bogus name, before being brought to the Penobscot County jail.
Back in 2001, Ashworth escaped from the local court house where he was facing charges for theft and forgery.