Waldoboro man arrested in connection with Durham chase
Augusta — A 35-year-old Waldoboro man is behind bars after leading Maine State Police troopers on a chase Sept. 2.
Initially, police believed the former owner of a 1999 purple Chevrolet Tracker was involved in the chase, but the owner, Edwin Duquette, contacted police after seeing his photo on Facebook and in news reports to say he had recently sold the vehicle to a young man, according to a news release from Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.
Wayne King was arrested Sept. 2 by troopers on two outstanding warrants for not paying fines and a probation violation in a separate incident. He is being held at Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.
King is now believed to be the owner of the SUV and was found hiding in a storage area of a Lewiston apartment building, McCausland said. King's driver's license is also suspended and has been a number of times in the past, he said.
State Police located the SUV involved in the chase Sept. 5 behind a home on Leighton Road in Durham. King has been charged with aggravated operation of a motor vehicle following a suspension and eluding a police officer.