Criminal Speed

Maine State Police looking for man who led law enforcement on pursuit through multiple towns

From the desk of Shannon Moss, DPS PIO.

On Friday, May 20, 2022 at approximately 10:07 p.m. the Augusta Regional Communications Center received complaints of a black Dodge Ram operating erratically northbound on I-95 in Pittsfield.  That information was passed to dispatchers at the Bangor Regional Communications Center who put out a general broadcast. A Warden who was in the area spotted the vehicle and activated his emergency blue lights. At first, the operator, later identified as 33-year-old Barry Hall of Jay, started to pull over before speeding off at a high rate of speed.  The Warden believing Hall was impaired, began to pursue the vehicle northbound on I-95 before losing sight of him.

An officer with the Hampden Police Department located the vehicle on Western Avenue in Hampden and attempted to stop Hall, but he failed to stop. A State Police Trooper picked up the pursuit on Western Avenue as Hall continued to travel at high rates of speeds. Hall blew through the intersection of Mayo and Kennebec Roads and drove his vehicle into the woods where he fled away from the scene. He has not been located.

A warrant has been issued for Hall’s arrest on the following charges: Eluding an Officer, Operating after Habitual Offender Revocation, Driving to Endanger, Criminal Speed and Violation of Bail.   

If anybody has information about this case or the whereabouts of Hall please contact State Police Troop E at 207-973-3700.

State Police were assisted by the Maine Warden Service, Hampden Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office. 

Augusta Pursuit

Nathan Hansell
Nathan Hansell, 38, of Augusta

An Augusta man is facing charges after a Trooper clocked him travelling over 100 miles per hour. 

On July 9, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Trooper from Troop D was travelling westbound on Route 3 in Augusta when a vehicle came up behind them travelling at a high rate of speed. The Trooper clocked the vehicle on radar doing 109 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. A brief chase ensued, ending on Anthony Avenue in Augusta. 

The driver, Nathan Hansell, 38, of Augusta, was taken into custody and charged with Operating Under the Influence, Criminal Speed, Possession of Schedule W Drugs, and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer. Hansell’s bail was set at $2500 cash. 

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