Police searching for Buckfield man who escaped standoff
BUCKFIELD, Maine (AP) — Maine police have arrested a man slipped away during a standoff at a home in Buckfield.
Police responded to the home around 9 p.m. Thursday concerning a domestic violence call involving 36-year-old Jason Merriam. Police ended up involved in an all-night standoff involving three children, before Merriam released the children and fled early Friday.
Police say Merriam was arrested a few hours later in near the Buckfield-Sumner town line.
Troopers and deputies converged on the scene after he was seen running into woods. He was wanted in connection with multiple domestic violence reports and probation violations.
Merriam was jailed and couldn’t be reached for comment. It was unknown if he had a lawyer.