Friday, 23 February 2018 16:50

Early morning police chase ends in two arrests Featured

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MADISON - Two men are facing charges following a police chase Friday morning in Somerset County.

The Sheriff's department said the driver of a Chevy, Cobalt refused to stop when a deputy tried to stop him on East Madison Road in Madison around 6:50 a.m.


The chase continued close to the jail where the driver pulled over and let Mark Harris, 44, of Palmyra to get out. Officials said he was quickly detained for arrests warrants out of Penobscot County and added they also found needles, heroin, fentanyl and other drugs when they searched Harris.


They also determined Justin Morton, 30, of Canaan was the driver of the Chevy whom they continued to chase to the Skowhegan VIP store. They say he fled on foot, but was later found hiding behind a Giffords Ice Cream stand.


Morton is now charged with operating as a habitual offender, refusing to stop for police and refusing to submit to arrest.


Harris is facing arrest warrants for a domestic violence case and is now facing new charges of possession of illegal drugs and violating the conditions of his release.