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Presque Isle Police arrest man wanted on domestic violence charges

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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Presque Isle Police said they arrested a man Saturday accused of assaulting a woman in Fort Fairfield earlier this month and evading police on Friday.

 

In a Facebook post late Friday, Presque Isle Police said Philip Edward “Eddie” Sprague had a warrant out for his arrest due to charges of domestic violence assault in a Jan. 8 incident at his Fort Fairfield residence.

It is unknown what time Sprague was arrested on Friday, though according to Fort Fairfield Police, the arrest was “without incident.”

Presque Isle Police said that the woman who was allegedly assaulted called Presque Isle Police shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, saying Sprague had come to her apartment and assaulted her again. 

It was not the only call to police concerning Sprague. Around 4 p.m, the woman’s neighbor called police after witnessing Sprague enter the woman’s apartment on 3rd Street in Presque Isle.

Officers responding to the call said they found that Sprague had jumped out of a second-story window at the apartment to evade police.

Authorities said a Maine State Police K-9 unit was able to track Sprague as he went south through various backyards, parking lots and driveways. They said he was last spotted at the Sargent Family Community Center on Chapman Road, about half a mile from Third Street. 

Police believe he obtained a cellphone at the community center and “called for a ride.”

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