Suspect In 2 High Speed Chases With Police Is Arrested
A man who allegedly led police on two separate high speed chases has been arrested on several charges.
WMTW-TV reports Michael Gatcomb, age 33 of Livermore Falls, was arrested after police spent 3 months tracking leads. Gatcomb faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including eluding an officer, failing to stop for an officer, driving to endanger, operating while license is suspended or revoked, and many others.
In December, Gatcomb was sought by police in two states after a high speed pursuit that began in New Hampshire and ended just north of the York toll plaza in Maine. The suspect fled into the woods on foot. New Hampshire police originally tried to pull the vehicle over when they realized that the license plates belonged to another car.
Then in January, Gatcomb was again suspected in another high speed chase, this time traveling through several towns in the Rumford area. Again, the car was abandoned and the suspect fled on foot.