Police are searching for a Detroit man who ran away from a traffic stop last week.

Maine State Police say Trooper Tyler Maloon attempted to pull over a vehicle driven by 36-year-old Steven Dumont on Saturday at around 11 p.m. for a defect. The vehicle took off down Route 220 in Detroit before the driver fled into the woods. A K-9 was called in, but was unable to find the man who, at this point, was unknown to police.

A passenger in the vehicle, 35-year-old Cheyann Macmullen of Dixmont, told police she'd been picked up while hitchhiking and didn't know who the driver was or who owned the car. The registered owner of the vehicle was contacted and told police that Macmullen had borrowed the car earlier that evening but was alone when she picked it up. The woman was confronted with this new information and changed her story, stating that she'd met the man at a party and didn't know his name. She refused to tell police where the party was or who in attendance could identify the driver. Police say she changed her story several times, using different names and changing her travel plans.

Police interviewed friends and family and learned that the driver was Dumont and that he and Macmullen were in a relationship. When confronted with this new information, the woman was still uncooperative. She's been charged with Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution.

Police continue to search for Dumont, who's wanted on charges of Failing to Stop, Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention, and Operating After Revocation. He also has two active warrants for his arrest. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to call Trooper Tyler Maloon at (207) 624-7076.

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