Passengers 29-year-old Zachary Hitchcock of Windham and 34-year-old Shane Godfrin of Orient, and the driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Michael Godfrin of Orient were arrested after a pursuit of 55.2 miles.
From Maine State Police:
On Thursday, October 12, 2023 at approximately 11:21 am, law enforcement officers from multiple agencies were alerted to a vehicle that had almost struck a Maine Game Warden. The Game Warden was dealing with a moose complaint in the town of Lincoln when he witnessed a vehicle fleeing the scene of a suspected trespass and theft at the Lincoln Pulp and Tissue Mill. A Trooper located the vehicle on Route 2 in Winn and a high speed pursuit ensued. Troopers with the Northern Field Troop, Troop F and Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputies deployed tire deflation matts which slowed the vehicle down. A Trooper than utilized the precision immobilization technique (PITT) to terminate the chase in Haynesville. The pursuit ended at 12:52 pm. The total length of the pursuit was 55.2 miles. There were three people in the vehicle. The two passengers were taken into custody and transported to the Lincoln Police Department where they posted bail. The passengers were 29-year-old Zachary Hitchcock of Windham who was charged with Theft and Criminal Trespassing and 34-year-old Shane Godfrin of Orient who was charged with Theft, Criminal Trespassing and Violation of Conditions of Release. The driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Michael Godfrin of Orient fled the scene. Michael Godfrin was quickly located and taken into custody without incident. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear. He was also charged with Eluding, Passing a Roadblock and Driving to Endanger, Operating After Suspension and Criminal Speeding. He also faces additional charges from the Warden Service and the Lincoln Police Department. Michael Orient was transported to the Aroostook County Jail.