Domestic Assault Call in Brunswick Ends in a Scary Police Pursuit
A man who led police on a wild pursuit in Southern Maine is now facing multiple charges.
Who is the Suspect?
Thomas Coffill, 51, of Lisbon was arrested after a wild police chase that traveled through several towns.
Was Anyone Hurt in the Police Pursuit?
Brunswick Police received a 911 call about an alleged domestic assault on Monday night and sent officers in that direction. But officials say when Thomas Coffill learned that the police had been called, he fled the scene in the victim's car.
Law enforcement in the area were looking for the vehicle, and when they found it, attempted to conduct a traffic stop. But officials say Coffill took off, with police in pursuit. During the chase, police say the vehicle Coffill was driving nearly hit several police cruisers, as well as several private vehicles.
He was finally taken into custody after driving over a set of spike strips. The vehicle was disabled in a Circle K parking lot in Topsham, where Coffill allegedly rammed a police cruiser and violently resisted arrest.
What Charges Does He Face?
Coffill is charged with:
- Eluding an officer
- Obstructing a report of a crime
- Aggravated criminal mischief
- Reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon
- Driving to endanger
- Violation of release
- Refusing to submit to arrest
- Leaving the scene of a crash.
He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and was then transported to the Cumberland County Jail, where he is being held on a probation hold. His first court date is scheduled for January 16th, 2024.
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