Sheriff’s Deputies Chase Down Suspect Wanted on Federal Arrest Warrant
On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office that an arrest warrant had been issued by the U.S. District Court for Caleb Jewett of Mars Hill. DHS reported the warrant was for violating the conditions of his supervised release. Jewett is on federal probation for a 2012 charge of importation of methamphetamine.
On Thursday evening, Deputy Sheriff Reid Clark encountered a vehicle at the intersection of Route 163 and the Scopan Road in Castle Hill. Deputy Clark identified Jewett as the passenger in the vehicle and told Jewett that he was taking him into custody on a federal arrest warrant.
Jewett tried to lock himself in the vehicle and then ran into the woods, according to the Sheriff's Department. The Deputy chased Jewett down and a brief scuffle ensued, as Jewett continued to resist being arrested. Jewett was subdued and taken into custody with no injuries to either he or the Deputy.