Suspect in Fort Fairfield Home Invasion Arrested
A convicted felon who police say threatened people with a gun at a home in Fort Fairfield over the weekend has been arrested in Connecticut.
Fort Fairfield Police Chief Bill Campbell says that FBI agents arrested 32-year-old Michael Charm of Presque Isle without incident around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The Federal Bureau of Investigation S.W.A.T. Team and Fugitive Task Force took Charm into custody in Hamden, in the suburbs on New Haven, Connecticut.
On Saturday afternoon, Fort Fairfield police responded to call from a home on the Houlton Road where a man with a gun was reportedly uttering threats. Officers arrived to find the suspect had already fled. No one was injured and police recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle from the home.
An arrest warrant was issued for Charm and a coordinated search was conducted from the air and ground for several hours on Saturday.
Chief Campbell said Charm was sighted in Mars Hill around 9:30 that night and believed that he he was headed to Bangor or to West Haven, Connecticut.
Charm is also wanted by Caribou Police after he allegedly showed up at Cary Medical Center earlier in the day Saturday with a rifle, knives and brass knuckles.
Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service collaborated with the Fort Fairfield Police Department in the search for the fugitive.
Charm faces charges of felony terrorizing, possession of a firearm by a felon, and violating conditions of release.