Mainers Jailed In Virginia Work For Brewer-Based Transport Company
Three Bangor-area residents currently facing charges in connection with the alleged abduction of a teen in North Carolina are employed by a Brewer Transport Company.
According to WABI-TV, Police say a Massachusetts man hired Safe and Sound Transportation, Inc. to take his son from a relative's North Carolina home and return him to his father's house. 59-year-old Lorraine Colpitts owns the Brewer-based company. 38-year-old Michael Warman and 32-year-old Mickey Mitton, both of Bangor, work for Colpitts. All three Maine residents, along with 59-year-old Tony Winslow of Texas are facing charges of felony restraint and felony breaking and entering for the incident that happened last week.
A neighbor called a North Carolina county sheriff's office to report three men taking the teen from the home in restraints and forcing him into the back of a van with Maine license plates. The van was tracked to Virginia where police say they found zip ties inside that may have been used on the youth.
The three man are being held in Virginia while Colpitts has been extradited to North Carolina where she's being held on $125,000 bail. The teen's father was also arrested for the incident.
Safe and Sound Transport is a company that will 'ensure the safe and reliable Intervention/Transport' of a teen from the child's current placement to the destination of a client's choice, according to the company's website.