Maine Violent Offender Task Force

Violent Offender Task Force Arrest

Parsons booking photos
Aaron Parsons, 43, of South Paris

A South Paris man was arrested as a fugitive from justice earlier this week. 

On Aug. 12, 2020, at approximately 1 p.m., Troopers from Troop B and Agents from the Maine Violent Offender Task Force (US Marshals Service), apprehended Aaron Parsons, 43, of South Paris, ME, at a residence on Gary Street in South Paris.  Parsons was wanted on a warrant from Massachusetts State Police charging him with homicide and a sex assault offense.  The offense occurred in March of 2020 but a warrant was not issued until Aug. 11, 2020.
Mass. State Police received a tip earlier today and the Maine Violent Offender Task Force, acting on that tip, met with troopers from Troop B and coordinated the apprehension.  Parsons was arrested without incident, charged as a Fugitive From Justice and transported to the Oxford County jail.  He will be arraigned on Friday morning.

Maine Violent Offender Task Force arrest man on interstate

Henry Brackett, 58, of Old Town/New Britain, Conn.

Authorities from the U.S. Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender Task Force, along with the assistance of the Maine State Police, arrested a man who was wanted on extraditable warrants from Connecticut.

On Jan. 30, 2020, MVOTF personnel were attempting to locate Henry Brackett, 58, of Old Town Maine and New Britain, Conn., who was wanted on a Connecticut State Warrant for a Parole violation with nationwide extradition.  Brackett was recently released after serving a 25 year sentence for kidnapping and sexual assault.  He violated his parole with days of being released from a halfway house in CT.

Task Force personnel staged at various locations

Brackett Side

along the Maine Turnpike to watch for Brackett. At approximately, 3:15 p.m., a member of the MVOTF saw a gray Chevy Malibu coming from the service plaza and noted that the driver matched the description and photos of Brackett. Other Task Force members were able to confirm his identity.

MVOTF members and members of the Maine State Police coordinated to stop the vehicle. Brackett was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest without incident. A loaded, stolen handgun was located in the console of the vehicle as well as approximately half a pound of marijuana in various forms.  Brackett faces Federal charges of a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, as well as potential drug charges.

Brackett is being held at the York County jail without bail pending extradition back to Connecticut.

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